Ines Cano Uribe on Museums in London You Can Visit for Free

At the moment, Ines Cano Uribe, a BSc Psychology student at UOC, is completing the validation of her UK degree into a Spanish degree. She’s looking at working as a professional clinical psychologist. She is originally from Madrid.

When I came back from London people found out that I had lived in London London, the first thing I usually get asked about is if there is anything in London for tourists that won’t cost a pound (or two). And my immediate answer is the British Museum. Today, I thought of sharing with you the top three museums in London that you can visit for free. If you have to travel to London on a budget, know that there are things you can enjoy that won’t cost you anything at all!

The British Museum

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Opened in 1759, the museum houses an extensive collection of ancient relics and artifacts from all over the world. There are special exhibitions held throughout the year that can be viewed for a limited time.

Right now, their free exhibits include “Courting to contract: love and marriage in Iran,” “Money Matters,” “Shadow puppet theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand,” “French portrait drawings from Clouet to Courbet,” “Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper,” “Rock art: power and symbolism in southern Africa,” and “Defacing the past damnation and desecration in imperial Rome.”

The free exhibits vary, which means you can expect a different collection should you come visit again after a few months.

The museum is open every day, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm except on Fridays, when the museum extends its hours until 8:30 pm.

Museum of London

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If you would like to learn about London’s history—from prehistoric times up to the present, then the London Museum is where you want to go.

The permanent gallery has several collections categorized into the following: London Before London: 450,000 BC – AD 50, Roman London: AD 50-410, Medieval London: 410-1558, War, Plague, & Fire: 1550s – 1660s, Expanding City: 1670s-1850s, and People’s City gallery: 1850s-1940s.

The above are only some of the categories in the permanent collection. There are several more included to cover the period after the 1940s and up to the present.

The museum is open daily, from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free.

I will be back to share with you more details on the museums you can visit in London. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me, Ines Cano Uribe, for comments about this post or suggestions on topics you wish to read about here.