From the very large collections to the very small, there’s an exhibition in London for almost everything.
HMS Belfast tells stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Explore nine decks of amazing history, from the heavily protected Shell Rooms to the sights and sounds of the interactive Operations Room. Hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.
The largest and most important museum of its kind in the world, the National Maritime Museum tells the story of Britain and the sea and the importance of the ocean in our lives today, through fascinating artefacts and accounts of discovery and adventure. With a rich programme of blockbuster temporary exhibitions in the purpose-built Sammy Ofer Wing, and an ever-developing series of galleries and displays including the new, acclaimed ‘Nelson, Navy, Nation’ gallery, the Museum brings alive everything from historical adventure to modern issues and the continuing importance of sea trade and the sea as a focus of leisure and cultural interest.
Inigo Jones’s Queen’s House completed around 1638, was once a richly furnished summer villa for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I. It is now an elegant setting for fine art and entertaining, displaying the history of Greenwich in paintings from the museum’s world-class art collection.
The only museum in the world devoted to the elegant fashion accessory of more gracious days. Changing exhibitions of fans are displayed in two immaculately restored early Georgian houses.
Roaming Danes murdered St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, on the site of the church in 1012. The present church, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, was opened in 1714.
London Transport Museum is situated in the heart of Covent Garden and filled with stunning exhibits; the Museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters and the very best objects from the Museum’s extraordinary collection are brought together to tell the story of London’s development and the part transport played in defining the unique identity of the city.
The Museum is an educational and heritage preservation charity. Its purpose is to conserve and explain the history of London’s transport, to offer people an understanding of the Capital’s past development and to engage them in the debate about its future. The Museum’s charity number is 1123122.