London can be an expensive place to visit. The hotel prices here are very high, the tickets for access to most of the tourist attractions usually cost a lot, and the menus of the restaurants usually have higher prices than in the other European capitals. But what’s different here is the amount of art you can see for free in London, and the museums and art galleries in this city, which are really amazing!
Part of this “free access to everyone” comes from the philosophy that art should be seen by everyone, and the best way to do this is by removing the entrance fee. Also, it is believed that all art collections belong to the people, so we should all have free access to them. The maintenances of galleries and works within London museums are funded through donations, government contributions, special events, sponsors and through existing fees at special exhibitions.
Here are the most important museums and art galleries that can be visited for free in London:
London Exhibition. The National Gallery is housed in a magnificent building located on Trafalgar Square, with huge columns and ancient Roman buildings. It is an institution of art and culture designed not only for art experts.
National Gallery. Hosted in a splendid building located in the Trafalgar Square, with huge pillars in front, the National Gallery is an institution of art and culture designed to offer not only art connoisseurs, but all, the possibility of combining the beautiful with the useful. and what is needed for spiritual enrichment.
With a splendid interior endowed with magnificent mosaic floors and stunning ceilings, the National Gallery hosted by Londoners has several wonderful collections, featuring masterpieces signed by some of the greatest artists ever. You’ll find here paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Turner, Degas, Van Gogh, Suerat, Monet, and many others.
Museum of Natural History. From dinosaur fossils to rock fragments from the moon, exotic plants and even a skeleton belonging to a specimen of the Dodo bird species, you will be amazed by the things you will encounter during a visit to the Natural History Museum in London .
In total, this museum houses over 7 million items (with at least 500,000 items added each year), making it one of the largest collections of natural history in the world.
The museum was founded in 1754 (although it moved to its current location in 1881) with generous contributions from Sir Hans Sloane.
British Museum. It is the largest museum in the United Kingdom, with a collection of over seven million pieces of art. This collection contains artifacts from several civilizations and spans over two thousand years.
The museum was founded in 1753 with a donation of about 71,000 pieces by Sir. Hans Sloane. The British Museum became more and more affluent every year, and soon became one of the most visited tourist attractions in London. The most important exhibitions here include the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculpture and ancient Egyptian mummies.
Tate modern. Tate Britain presents a collection of British art from the 1500s to the present day. Inside the huge building next to the Thames, near St Paul’s Cathedral, you will find some of Thomas Gainsborough’s masterpieces and more recent works by Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Damien Hirst and David Hockney. You’ll also find Picasso, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock works of art here.
Museum of Science. If you are passionate about anything that has to do with science, then a visit to the London Museum of Science is a must. With an IMAX 3D cinema, an interactive flight simulator and the Discovery Motion Theatre, you don’t have to be a chemistry or physics enthusiast to appreciate the Museum of Science.
It is indeed the most visited science and technology museum in Europe, attracting 3.3 million tourists every year. A visit here will not only enrich you with a generous amount of knowledge, but it will also entertain you.
The art in London doesn’t just stop at the interiors of these museums. This can also be seen on walls, bridges and even on the sides of buildings. Take time to enjoy the artistic styles of the past, the masterpieces of the great artists of the world and all the exhibits that teach us about the history and technology of the past and present times!