10 museums you must visit when traveling to England

England is a country that has a long history. We can learn about this history through museums. For those of you who have an interest in history or are planning a trip to England, you can visit some of the museums we recommend.

Here are 10 museums that you must visit when traveling to England:

1. British Museum

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The British Museum is very famous in England. This museum is located in the capital city of England, namely London. This museum has been around for centuries, more precisely this museum was built in 1753 and was inaugurated on January 15, 1759.

This museum has several departments in it, namely:

• Greek and Roman departments

• Department of ancient Egypt and Sudan

• Department of Prehistory and Europe

• Middle East Department

• Asia Department

• Department of Africa, Oceania, and America

• Department of Print and Drawing Arts

• Coin and medal department

• Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

• Libraries and Archives

From the existing department, visitors can almost see all historical items from around the world. This museum is also the museum with the most visitors in the UK and even ranked 5th in the world.

2. London National Gallery

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The London National Gallery is an art museum in the city of London that was founded in 1831. This museum has a variety of works of art from various ages painted by world-famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Joaquin Sorolla, Diego Velazquez, and several other famous artists. In this museum there is also a souvenir shop, so visitors can buy some merchandise. No need to worry about the entrance fee to this museum because admission to the London National Gallery is free.

3. The Fitzwilliam Museum

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The Fitzwilliam Museum is a museum of art and antiquities located in the city of Cambridge. This museum has a very beautiful and sturdy architecture. There are various historical objects displayed in this museum such as medieval armor, artifacts, paintings, sculptures, and other historical objects. This museum does not have a ticket fee, but visitors are required to book tickets in advance.

4. The MAD Museum

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The MAD(mechanical, art, design) Museum is a museum that contains unique objects such as various mechanical machines, various paintings, unique designs of various machines, and other interesting objects. The entrance to the museum is around £15 for 2 adults. This museum is a suitable place for traveling with family, especially children because children can learn about various mechanical objects and how these objects work.

5. Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a museum that contains various forms of sculpture and beautiful gardens. This museum is located on Barnoon Hill, Saint Ives. The museum has a varied and extraordinary sculptural design. This place is perfect for those of you who like to take pictures and sculptures. To visit this museum, tourists must book tickets through the official website of the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

6. Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum is a museum founded in 1881 located in the City of London. This museum exhibits various kinds of skeletons of living things and contains knowledge about living things. Examples of the contents of this museum are skeletons of living creatures, knowledge of botany, knowledge of entomology, knowledge of mineralogy, knowledge of paleontology, and knowledge of zoology. This museum is very suitable as a choice of recreation with families, especially children because there is a lot of knowledge about living things in this museum.

7. London Transport Museum Depot

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London Transport Museum Depot is a museum that exhibits various types of transportation vehicles for the city of London from various ages. Examples such as trains, double-decker buses, trams, horse-drawn carriages, and various historical transportation that have been used by the people of London. We can also see the transportation routes that have been used. To visit this museum, tourists need to pay an entrance ticket of around £13–19.

8. National Space Center

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The National Space Center is a museum that contains astronomy and space science. The museum was founded in 2001 and is located in the city of Leicester. The museum collaborates with the University of Leicester on research. For those of you who are interested in studying astronomy and about outer numbers, this museum is perfect and you should visit it. If you are interested in visiting this museum then prepare around £12–15 to buy an entrance ticket.

9. Museum of London Docklands

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The Museum of London Docklands is a museum that contains the development of the port city of London, the history of the Thames, the development of the pier, the history of slavery and trade. This museum was founded in 2003 and is located in the City of London. In this museum, you can see various types of ships on display and a lot of useful history.

10. Coventry Transport Museum

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Coventry Transport Museum is a museum that exhibits the history of the development of public transportation in the city of London. This museum was founded in 1980. In this museum, visitors can see various kinds of public transportation such as cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and other vehicles. This place is very suitable to be visited by automotive lovers. The vehicles on display have varied production years, we can even find vehicles from the 1800s. Ticket prices for this museum range from £7.00 - £35.00 for the family package, depending on the number of family members.

Those are some museum references for a vacation to England. There are many other interesting museums that you can visit. Thank you and happy holidays!

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