Popular Museums in the United Kingdom


There are so many places in the United Kingdom to travel. Among them, I have chosen some museums to describe to you. When you visit these places, you can learn about the culture and history of the United Kingdom. And also, you can gather more details regarding the history of the United Kingdom. I think you can enjoy it thoroughly. You will find exciting stories about the history and culture and many others. 

Now I’m going to describe to you a special place in the United Kingdom.

The British Museum

British Museum


First of all, I will start at the British Museum. This museum is located in the world-famous city, London, in the UK. The museum symbolises human history, art, and culture. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of over eight million work widely cited in the era of the British Empire. There are about eight million objects in the collection of the museum. Robert Smirke, Sidney Smirke, John James, John Russell, and more artists have created the group.

The British Museum was the first public national museum in the world. It has been stored the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. It was established in 1753, 266 years ago. Also, There was an extensive collection of the Irish physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public in 1759 on the site of the current building. Over the next 250 years, its expansion was primarily a result of British colonisation and the emergence of several branches. Also, The first one was the National History Museum in 1881. So these are some details about the British Museum. I think you will interest in these details if you are willing to travel to this museum.

Next, I will explain about the London Transport Museum.

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

If you are willing to know about old vehicles and transport systems, you will interest in visiting this museum. Also, It is an excellent place because we can learn about the evolution of the transporting system in the UK. The museum is located at the Convent Garden, London. They have created transport methods very attractively. You will be amazed if you visit the London Transport Museum. Also, The museum also represents the growth of modern London, culture, and society since 1800. The museum care for over 450,000 items- preserving, searching, and acquiring objects to use in the gallery. Not only that but also the items are used in exhibitions and other activities. There are two sites in the transport museum in London.

The leading site is in the Convent Garden, and the other site is in Acton. The leading site is open to the public every day. The website which is located in Acton is known as London Transport Museum Depot. Also, That is open on regular visitor days throughout the year. That is principally a storage site. There are so many displays such as buses, trams, trolleybuses, and rail vehicles from the 19th and 20th centuries. I will name some shows for you. Alos, Double-deck trolley bus, Double-deck horse bus, Iconic London buses, City & South London Railway, and there are many to see. You will enjoy it a lot if you visit the London Transport Museum.

Here, I will explain to you another museum that is located in the UK.

Science and Industry Museum

This is not the Science and Industry Museum. This image is for illustration purposes only.

The formal name of the museum is the Museum of Science and Industry. The museum is in Liverpool Road, Manchester, England. It is large and devoted to the development of Science, Industry, and Technology, highlighting the city’s achievements in these areas. It is a part of the Science Museum group. A non-departmental site of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has connected with the National Science Museum in 2012. On 15th September 1983, the museum was established.

There are wide displays on the theme of power, transport, textiles, communication, and many other themes. Also, the museum is a special point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The original name of the museum was the North Western Museum of Science and Industry. It opened to the public in 1969 in Grosvenor Street in Chorlton-in-Medlock as temporary premises. There are some previous permanent exhibition galleries to know you. But now they have been decommissioned.


Some of them are an electricity gallery, gas gallery, a space-themed gallery, and underground Manchester. Also, Including the large collection of stationary steam engines, diesel engines, hydraulic pumps, large electric generators, there is a heavy collection that museum exhibits. I think there will be some readers that they love this kind of museum very much.

Here I will explain the next museum that I have selected.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

This is for those who are loving to find details under the theme art. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, is a popular museum that contains the history of art. After three years of modernisation, the museum reopened in 2006. This museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland. Including Renaissance art, taxidermy, and artifacts from ancient Egypt, the museum has 22 galleries. The museum was established in 1901. The location of the galleries is Argyle Street, in the West end of the city on the river kelvin’s banks. The location is near the main campus of the University of Glasgow in Gilmorehill and adjoining the Kelvingrove Park.

Old Masters, French impressionists, Dutch Renaissance, Scottish Colorists, and exponents of the Glasgow school are the artists of the items that the museum consists of. The collections of the museum come from McLellan Galleries and from the Old Kelvingrove House Museum in Kelvingrove Park. It has the best collection of weapons and armour in the world and a large natural history collection. The museum also houses a large gift of fine art, the Anne Hull, the neo-colonial collector and philanthropist covering the history of European jewellery in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Now I will present to you some famous creations in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. They are Mummified man’s head, Pipe Organ, Jubilee bust of Queen Victoria, The floating heads by Sophie Cave.

So here I bought you some details on Popular Museums in the United Kingdom. I think this information will be important for you if you like to travel to these areas and not only these museums there are more museums to travel in the UK. Also, I hope you will enjoy well in these areas, and this article topics be helpful for you if you are interested in these topics.


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