1. Natural History Museum: The Natural History Museum was commissioned in 1753 but started its independent operations in 1963. It showcases around seventy million specimens of plants and animal species. The architecture of the building is the best example of Victorian Romanesque architecture. The major attraction of the Natural history museum is ‘Dippy’ the dinosaur skeleton and the Charles Darwin collection.
Location: Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
Time: 10am to 5.50pm
Entry Fee: $96.09 for adults
2. St Fagans National Museum of History: Situated on the outskirts of St Fagans Castle, Cardiff it has been open to tourists since 1948. The museum boasts of 16th-century architecture and all the artefacts are dated back from 1805 to 1985. The major attraction of the UK museums is the traditional skills and arts like clog making, fabric production etc that were used by Welsh people. The Welsh government has not prescribed any entry fees to visit the museum.
Location: Cardiff CF5 6XB, United Kingdom
Time: 10am to 5pm
3. International Slavery Museum: A popular museum located in Liverpool, UK showcases the legacy of the slave trade. The museum is full of documents and artefacts that exhibit the early lives of West Africans, the impact of the slave trade and their struggle for independence. The best museums in the UK display the legacy of racial discrimination, slavery, injustice and human right violation faced by Africans.
Location: Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, United Kingdom
Time: 10am to 5pm
4. Black Country Living Museum: Award-winning Black Country Living Museum is an outdoor museum that chronicles the history of one of Britain's earliest industrialised landscapes. On 26 manicured acres, explore over 40 meticulously rebuilt businesses, homes, and industrial sectors. Meet warm historical figures who will describe what life was like during the Industrial Revolution and beyond.
Location: Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ, United Kingdom
Time: Friday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm
Entry Fee: around £17.95 to £19.95
5. The National Railway Museum: The National Railway Museum showcases the complete train line structure invented by the British. The museum has large halls that narrate the stories of the rich history of the railways. The major attraction of this museum is the Japanese bullet train and Mallard, the fastest steam engine. You can also know about the work life of the people who work day and night to keep the rail system upto date.
Location: Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ, United Kingdom
Time: 10am to 5pm, Wednesday closed
6. Tate Modern: Located at Bankside, London, UK, Tate Modern is the most popular art gallery in the country. On the banks of the Thames, the former Bankside Power Station now serves as the home of Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art from all around the world. The entire building's Turbine Hall, which is breathtaking, is where you can view priceless creations by artists like Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dali, Pollock, Warhol, and Bourgeois.
Location: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
Time: 10am to 6pm
7. Coffin Works Museum: Coffin works museum in the UK began its operations as an art gallery in 2014. Initially, it was a coffin-fitting factory that primarily worked to make fittings in the coffins of the royal family. With the original equipment back in operation, you can now get a real sense of how this former Jewellery Quarter company used to run on a daily basis while creating some of the finest coffin furniture in the entire world, including fittings for the funerals of Churchill, Chamberlain, and the Queen Mother. Enter a time capsule from the 1960s where the sounds of the day blended with the industrial sounds of a working factory to experience how Newman Brothers operated during its peak.
Location: 13-15 Fleet St, Birmingham B3 1JP, United Kingdom
Time: Friday to Sunday - 11am to 3pm
Entry Fee: £8.50 for an adult
8. National War Museum: The National War Museum is located on the premises of Edinburgh Castle. You can visit the castle to learn about the rich history of the royal Scotland military. The art gallery is full of insignia, royal uniforms, weapons and paintings that talk about the rich heritage of the Scottish military. There are no entry fees to the museum but one has to pay the entry charges for the castle.
Location: Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom
Time: 9.45am to 5.45pm