London Journals

Museums and galleries in London

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A travel journal to London by Pumpkin88

Imperial War Museum London Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: Here are a few museums and galleries that I have been to in London.

Pollock's Toy Museum

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Attraction | "Relive childhood memories"

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I have always loved toys and games as a child and an adult so decided to find a toy museum in London. After searching the internet I found Pollocks toy museum and had to go!Pollocks Toy Museum is open Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm last entry 4.30 pm. I went on a week day during the school term as I did not want to go when lots of children would be there. I think that weekdays during the school term is the best time to go as you can really look around without being disturbed by too many noisy children. The museum is located near Warren Street tube station (a small walk) and I would suggest that you take a map as we got lost on our way there. Entrance fee is £3 for an a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2011

Pollock's Toy Museum
1 Scala Street
London, England W1T 2HL
+44 20 7636 3452

Victoria and Albert Museum

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Attraction | "A right Royal Bore-Not for me"

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Whilst visiting the museums in London I found myself in the Victoria and Albert museum and have to say that I was quite disappointed, however whilst I say that I must also add that I am not really very knowledgeable about the royal family so may have missed the point of this museum slightly. I’m sure that the way it was full of people means that lots of people do enjoy this museum.The museum is located a 5 minute walk away from the South Kensington Underground tube station and is quite easy to find as there are a few other museums close by. The building is beautifully crafted and really does look spectacular from the outside. Inside the museum also has some charm, I really like the way tha...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 7, 2011

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London, England SW7 2RL
+44 (20) 7942 2000

Tate Modern

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Attraction | "You never know what you'll find at the Tate Modern"

Tate Modern Photo, London, England
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The Tate Modern in London is located on Park Street. You need to take a map with you as it is a long walk from the nearest tube station. It is free to enter you only need money for the gift shop or any paying exhibitions that you want to see. The Tate Modern is open every day from 10am.The Tate Modern is and ever changing display of some of the greatest modern artists of our time, the exhibits are always fresh and exciting as innovative artists create inspiring pieces. The museum is very big, it has seven floors and if all pieces are explored in detail you will need a few days to go around the whole thing. There are toilets and disabled access on all levels of the building by lifts and ram...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 7, 2011

Tate Modern
Sumner Street
London SE1 9TG
+44 20 7887 8000

Natural History Museum

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Attraction | "Spectacular sights and mind boggling facts"

Natural History Museum Photo, London, England
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I love see amazing sights and learning new things so what better way to combine my two passions than by visiting the museum. The Natural History museum is located a small walking distance from South Kensington Tube station. I have always found it easy to find as it is so big and has massive posters around the outside. There are also many other museums nearby so if you see these you know that you are heading in the right direction. As mentioned the museum itself is huge, inside it houses a magnitude of natural artefacts, fossils and exhibitions related to the natural world. There are four ‘zones’ in the museum which are colour coded in the free map. The red zone is where you ca...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 7, 2011

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London, England SW7 5BD
+44 20 7942 5000

Imperial War Museum London

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Attraction | "Upsetting for some but very informative"

Imperial War Museum London Photo, London, England
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One of my most memorable museum visits was when I went to the Imperial War Museum in London. The museum is located Lambeth Road (Underground: Bakerloo or Northern Line) and is open daily between 10am till 6pm however the last admission is 5.45pm. The museum is free to enter which is very generous I think as the exhibitions on display are excellently maintained and updated regularly. The museum focuses mainly upon the events of World War 2 and essentially the Holocaust. They also have special exhibitions that you can see but these usually do come with a small charge.The museum itself is quite large and does take a while to get around, I always find that some of the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 7, 2011

Imperial War Museum London
Lambeth Road
London, England SE1 6HZ
+44 (20) 7416 5000