Discover the treasures of knowledge at London's big three
Love history, science and culture? Then you have to visit London’s Museum District in South Kensington. It’s home to not one, but three, of the world’s most prestigious museums – The Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.
Discover more than 73 million artefacts from every era of human history and beyond. Learn the thrilling story of how our universe was formed and how mankind has come to terms with its own existence, all within in a few city blocks.
Hop off your London Bus Tour in the heart of the Museum District and experience the joy of discovery, with free entry to the main museum exhibits.
The history of history
Find out more about the 3,000-year history of art and design at the Victoria and Albert – including ceramics, fashion, photography, sculpture and more. Come face-to-face with a giant T-Rex or experience the power of an earthquake at the Natural History Museum. Spark your imagination at the family-friendly Science Museum, with its interactive garden and Launchpad Gallery.
Other interesting facts about the Museum District, London
- The Natural History Museum’s collection was founded on what had been given to it by Sir Hans Sloane, the inventor of drinking chocolate (among many other things)
- The Science Museum was founded in 1857 and today attracts more than 3.3 million visitors every year
- The Museum District is located in South Kensington, where you can also find the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
- The V&A Museum was the first public gallery to have gas lamps, enabling visitors to see exhibits at night for the first time