Museums: Central London

Design Museum
Displays of 20th and 21st century product design, graphic design, furniture, fashion and architecture. Treasure trails for the kids as well as regular workshops. Open daily 10:00-17:45. At 28 Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD.
The Museum of London
In this museum discover the history of London and its people. 150 London Wall, City of London, EC2Y 5HN.
UCL Art Museum
The museum provides 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and media works from the 1490. Gower Street, Camden, WC1E 6BT.
The Foundling Museum
The museum reveals the stories of the Foundling Hospital’s founder Thomas Coram. Opening Timing: Monday to Tuesday 10:00-17:00 and Saturday 11:00-17:00. 40 Brunswick Square, Camden, WC1N 1AZ.
Islington Museum
Explore the history of Islington. 245 St John Street, Islington, EC1V 4NB.
The Geffrye Museum
Provides collections of homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years. Opening timings: Monday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA.
Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
Showing the history of consumer culture. Opening timings: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-17:00. 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, W11 2AR.
Science Museum
Collections, galleries and exhibitions about science. Open Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
The Sherlock Homes Museum
221b Baker St. London NW1 6XE. The museum is located in the house which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about. It is maintained as it was kept in Victorian Times. Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 09:30-1800 Admission: Adult £6 Child £4
The Wallace Collection
Display of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain. Hertford House, Manchester Square, Westminster, W1U 3BN.
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Numerous galleries, a theatre, two cinemas, a bookshop and a bar all dedicated to investigation of the arts. Open Wednesday 12:00-23:00, Thursday to Saturday 12:00-01:00, Sunday 12:00-21:00. The Mall, Westminster, London, SW1Y 5AH.
The Photographers Gallery
Gallery dedicated to photography, from modern to historical. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11:00-18:00, Thursday and Friday 11:00-20:00, Sunday 12:00-18:00. 16 Ramillies Street, Soho, London, W1F 7LW.
The British Postal Museum and Archive
The British Postal Museumand Archive makes a story of the postal communication industry exhibiting written and physical records of over 400 years of postal development. Check website for opening times. Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DL.
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
Showing artworks, objects and documents relating to the history of Hampstead. Opening Timing: Wednesday to Friday and 12:00-17:00. New End Square, Camden, NW3 1LT.
The National Gallery
More than 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Open every day 10:00–18:00, except Friday 10:00–21:00. Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN.
The Museum of Fulham Palace
The Museum Collection includes paintings, archaeology and artefacts. Bishop’s Avenue, Hammersmith & Fulham, SW6 6EA.
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. A collection of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology illustrating life in the Nile Valley through the time of the pharaohs
Stphens House and Gardens
A boutique museum tells the history of the man, his business and his passions. 17 East End Road, Finchley, Barnet, N3 3QE.
Tate Modern
British works from the 16th century to the present and 20th century works by British and International artists, plus temporary exhibitions. Open Sunday to Thursday 10:00–18:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00–22:00. 53 Bankside, London, SE1 9TG.
The Polish Institute And Sikorski Museum
Range of Polish history and culture during the times of World War II. Opening timings: Tuesday to Friday 14:00-16:00. 20 Prince’s Gate, Westminster, SW7 1PT.
Bankside Gallery
Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Works available to purchase. Open 11:00-18:00. Free entry. 48 Hopton Street, The Southbank, London, SE1 9JH.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Exhibits decorative arts and design. Open every day 10:00-17:45, except Friday 10:00-22:00. Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL.
Wellcome Collection
Explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Opening Days: Tuesday to Sunday. 183 Euston Road, Camden, NW1 2BE.
Tate Britain
The national gallery of British art and host of the Turner Prize. Open every day 10:00–18:00. Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4RG.
London Fire Brigade
Provides fire and rescue services. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00. 169 Union Street, Southwark, SE1 0LL.
The Tower Of London
Home of the Crown Jewels and other items and exhibits related to British history. Open Tuesday to Saturday 09:00-17:30, Sunday and Monday 10:00-17:30. Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB.
Kirkaldy Testing Museum
The museum display of the testing machine and modern machines. 99 Southwark Street, Southwark, SE1 0JF.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
Showing architectural and historical stories. 221b Baker Street, Westminster, NW1 6XE.
The Clockmakers’ Museum
Provides collection of oldest clocks and watches in the world. 1 Throgmorton Avenue, City of London, EC2N 2BY.
Pollock’s Toy Museum
The display and sale of collection of toys. 1 Scala St, Camden, W1T 2HL.
The Cuming Museum
Museum is based on the worldwide collection of the Cuming family including archaeology, ethnography, art, local history, social history and natural history. 151 Walworth Road, Southwark, SE17 1RS.
Kensington Palace
Historic royal palaces with gardens, cafes, shops and activities for children. Open every day 10:00-18:00. 202-220 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, W8 4PX.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Offers an historical research service based on the information and objects. 1 Lambeth High Street, Lambeth, SE1 7JN.
Handel House Museum
The museum tell the life of George Frideric Handel. Opening Timing: Monday to Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 12:00-18:00. 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HB.
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibits portraits of historically important and famous British people. Open every day 10:00-18:00, except Thursday and Friday 10:00-21:00. St Martins Place, Westminster, London, WC2H 0HE.
London Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BB. The Museum contains a wealth of heritage vehicles, posters and other transport artefacts
Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery
Art collection, including famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, and a programme of temporary exhibitions.Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.
Sir John Soanes Musuem
Art, antiquities, furniture and ornaments from the private collection of 18th century architect Sir John Soane. Also paintings by Turner, Canaletto and Watteau. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00-17:00. At 13 Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP.
The Musical Museum
Collections of automatic instruments. 399 High Street, Brentford, Hounslow, TW8 0DU.
Leighton House Museum
The museum showcases collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30. 12 Holland Park Road, Kensington and Chelsea, W14 8LZ.
Vestry House Museum
Museum presents the history of Waltham Forest through a variety of permanent displays and special exhibitions. 11 Vestry Rd, Waltham Forest, E17 9NH.
Madame Tussauds
Exhibition of celebrity wax figures. Open every day 09:00-18:00. Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR.
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
The museum contains collection of objects with Masonic decoration including pottery and porcelain, glassware, silver, furniture and clocks, jewels and regalia. Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Camden, WC2B 5AZ.
Modern Masters Gallery
A selection of works by modern and contemporary artists including Picasso, Dali and Kounellis. Open Monday to Friday 10:30-18:30, Saturday 12:00-17:00. 23 Cork Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3NJ.
London Motor Museum
Collection of American and European classic cars from the 1930 in the museum. 3 Nestles Avenue, Middlesex, UB3 4SB.
Freud Museum
Provides collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Oriental antiquities. Opening timings: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00-17:00. 20 Maresfield Gardens, Camden, NW3 5SX.
Wandsworth Museum
Showcases the history of Wandsworth. 38 West Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 1RX.
Jewish Museum
The museum tell the story of Jewish history, culture and religion. Opening timings: Sunday to Thursday 10:00-17:00 and Friday: 10:00-14:00. Raymond Burton House, Albert Street, Camden, NW1 7NB.
The Florence Nightingale Museum
Vivid and dramatic collection from First World War. 2 Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, SE1 7EW.
Bank of England Museum
Tells the story of the Bank of England from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the UKs central bank. Includes a display of Roman and modern day gold bars. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00. Threadneedle Street, Bank, London, EC2R 8AH.
The Brunel Museum
Tells the story of Brunel. Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, SE16 4LF.