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History Museums in London

London is a city of several museums. In the city of London, you will find some of the best museums in the world. For those of you who are museum enthusiasts, explore London’s museums to your heart’s content. They are a real treasure chest of rare artifacts, unlike any other in the whole world. London is a popular tourist destination with Museums scattered all over the city. There are plenty to view and see from afar. There are planet of museums to choose from, and you get a wealth of information and knowledge from these museums.

Most of the museums in London are free to explore and view. However some of them charge a nominal fee for special exhibitions. London city is home to several old history artefacts. These museums in the city are rich in traditions, culture, art, galleries, and artefacts of the olden days till date. They are also very kids-friendly.

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Read on to know more about the history museums in London.

British Museum:
You can find the British museum located in the Bloomsbury area in the city of London. It is open to the public for exhibition. It is a history museum giving prime importance to the exhibits of the history of mankind, art works and art galleries and the culture of the people. It is the one of the largest museums in the world and it has a comprehensive expanse of history exhibits on display. Al of the collections are permanent ones and it numbers to more than 8 million displays. At the British, you will not only find works from the United Kingdom and London city, but also from other continents and countries of the world. At the British museum, be inspired by the human culture from the olden times to the modern days.

The British Museum was established in the year 1753 and it has been opened to  the public since 15th January 1759. The British museum largely comprises of collections from the great physician and scientist Sir Henry Sloane. You can visit and view the exhibits at the British Museum free of costs.

The Churchill War rooms:
This is another popular history museum much loved by History students and enthusiasts from all over the world as it provides viewers with a wealth of information. It is a branch of the Imperial War museum. At this museum, you get to view and explore the Cabinet war rooms, an underground complex which is rich in history and as stood the tests of time, and also the Churchill museum. The Churchill Museum displays the biography and the complete incidents in the life of the great British Statesman Winston Churchill. The Cabinet war rooms were constructed in the year 1938. The Churchill museum and the Cabinet war rooms have been given great historic value. The artefacts and the displays of the life of Winston Churchill have been well preserved over the years. The complete incidents and the happenings of the war times during this era are on display at the Churchill war rooms.

The Natural History Museum:
It is a museum about every thing of natural history. There are plenty of specimens on display. Different section of the Museum are dedicated to each segment of natural history. It is considered as a major museum on the Exhibition road in the area of South Kensington. You will find the main front entrance to the Natural History Museum on Cromwell road. It houses several specimens of life and earth science. Did you know that it features more than 80 million specimens to be viewed by you? The branches of the collections of the different specimens are that of botany specimens, entomology specimens, mineralogy specimens, paleontology specimens, and zoology specimens. It is a center of research which is world renowned. The research specialized here includes that of taxonomy, identification, conservation and preservation of the specimens.

Imperial war museum:
It is a British National Museum. It has branches located in several places in the country. It was founded in the year 1917. The details and information of the civil and military war are found at the museum. Britain’s participation and sacrifice in during the First World War are featured at the Imperial Museum. The Imperial museum was opened to the public in the year 1920. With the end of the Second World War, the collections and the artefacts of the war were collected and shown at the Imperial museum. It was at this time that the Imperial museum expanded its buildings and collections as well. At the Imperial museum, you will find archives of personal and official documents, photographs, films of the war as well as audio and video descriptions of the wars.

Freud Museum:
This museum was especially dedicated to Sigmund Freud. The museum is actually the home of Sigmund Freud and he stayed here during his last years with his family members. At this museum, the main piece showcased is the couch which was bought by Sigmund Freud. The museum features Sigmund Freud’s study, library, hall and dinning room, all of which are located on the ground floor. The first floor of this museum features the video room, the room of Anna Freud, and other temporary rooms. The museum also houses contemporary art work, exhibitions as well as Sigmund Freud’s priced exhibitions.

Museum of London Docklands:
Originally this museum was known as the Museum in Docklands. At this museum you will find exhibitions of the history of the river Thames and how the Docklands grew and expanded over the years. This museum was opened to the public in the year 2003. At this museum, you will find port and river collections exhibited, videos, historical artefacts, models, galleries, and many more.

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