There are over 240 museums in London. They are non profitorganisations, that collect and care for objects of cultural,artistic, scientific and historical interest. All government fundedmuseums are free entry.They are visited by people from London, and tourists fromaround the UK and the world. In 2008, nearly 7 million peoplevisited the Tate Modern gallery!
The Tate Modern is the most visited modern art gallery in theworld. It contains international art work from 1900. Lots of thework on display is abstract and they have some famous artistslike Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
The British Museum is widely considered to be one of theworld´s greatest museums of human history and culture. It hasaround 8 million works on display.It contains large ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and MiddleEastern displays. There´s also a section on prehistoric andEuropean history. There is some controversy though. Some countries claim that they should have these artefacts returned.
The Natural History museum is home to 70 million earth andscientific items. It contains a Charles Darwin section, showinglarge collections of his work, but the two most famous parts arethe Large Mammal and the New Whale.
The Science Museum is the other big museum in London. Itcontains collections of scientific discoveries with old Airplanes,space ships and a post-war Britain collections.Other notable museums include:National Gallery – includes work from Picasso, Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.Victoria and Albert Museum – 4.5million objects from 5000 years from all over the world.
Sir John Soane´s MusuemA hidden gem amongst London´s crowded streets, this museum hostsarchitect John Soane´s personal collection of historical relics. It is hisold house and has a creepy atmosphere. He lived in this house aloneafter his wife´s death and dedicated his life to his work. Sculptures,paintings and even an Egyptian tomb are on display.
Madam Tussauds is afamous wax museum inLondon. They have waxworks of many famouscelebrities, politiciansand sports stars.