Unusual Museums to Visit in London

Unusual Museums to Visit in London

London is a capital city that has the most museums in the world and this is one reasons that makes it a special place for travellers. Those who are interested in the arts, science and history will be richly rewarded if they visit. There are also a number of unique, lesser known destinations that are definitely worth seeking out. 

Of course tourists should firstly start off with the most famous and well know places such as the British Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum. But you should also venture to some of the other lesser known museums which are very special and unique, here are our top recommendations...

 

1. The Cinema Museum

The Cinema Museum, in south London, is a wonderful destination for film fans that offers a detailed account of the silver screen. There are many photographs, movie posters as well as antique cinema fixtures and even uniforms. The museum has guided tours that are helpful in telling the story of the progression of film, and how it was projected onto the big screen.

 

 

2. Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum, in Baker Street, is an amazing place to visit even if tourists are not huge fans of the films or shows. This interesting museum is found in a terraced house that’s written about in the books created by the wonderful author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

 

 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

3. Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum found in South Kensington is another example of a truly fascinating place to visit, and it offers a superb things to see and do. This is probably one of the most well known museums on our list but it is somestimes overlooked in favor of other museums in the area like the Natural History Museum. 

 

 

4. Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood located in Bethnal Green that offers a range of toys and other childhood-related paraphernalia. There are also many activities and daily events that are designed to engage the minds of young ones. 

 

 

5. Garden Museum

A very unique destination is the brilliant Garden Museum, which is found in a church in Lambeth offering a beautiful green space. This venue also contains permanent displays about gardening including information about tools as well as art work.  

 

 

6. Magic Circle Museum

One of the most captivating places to visit has to be the Magic Circle Museum, in Euston, which is actually a private club where magicians meet. Tourists can head there on a guided tour of the museum where they will see props that belonged to some of the world’s best illusionists such as Harry Houdini.

 

 

7. Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum, in Holborn, is a wonderful place to visit that has preserved great British cartoon and comic art. This dates back to the 18th century and includes pieces right up until the present day. There are classic comic strips featured there including Dennis the Menace, Billy the Whizz and The Bash Street Kids.

 

 

Other Recommendations

  1. Hunterian Museum, Holborn
  2. Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge
  3. Geffrye Museum, Hackney
  4. Fan Museum, Greenwich
  5. Freud Museum, Hampstead
  6. Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising, Notting Hill
  7. The Magic Circle Museum, Euston
  8. Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Whitechapel
  9. Ragged School Museum, Mile End
  10. Museum of Freemasonry, Covent Garden
  11. Fashion and Textile Museum, Bermondsey
  12. Churchill War Rooms, Westminster
  13. Silver Vaults, Holborn
  14. Grant Museum of Zoology, Bloomsbury

 

 

Top Rated Place to Stay

Our best recommended for a centrally located residence when staying in the capital is Astors Hotel Victoria London that is a wonderful place with great rooms. The air-conditioned living spaces have a range of modern amenities including a telephone, flatscreen television and Wi-Fi internet. This boutique hotel near Victoria station is ideal for travellers who need to get around the city easily as there are tubes, overground trains and buses available nearby. The residence is close to many attractions including museums and galleries so is perfect for first-time visitors, and it’s a great place to come back to after a long day sight-seeing.

 

 

Related Pages

 

Related Opportunities

London, Paris Amsterdam

Spend your time discovering London & Paris with this action-packed tour.

London Explorer (4 nights)

Why come all the way to Europe and not spend some quality time in the English capital?

London to Paris

Spend your time discovering London & Paris with this action-packed tour. No need to negotiate maps, guidebooks, or public transport - leave that to us!

Wales Explorer Tour

Experience adventure and Welsh culture in this incredible tour that will take you to the wild side of Wales. Castles, historic villages, breathtaking mountain and coast sceneries are included in this fascinating tour.

Cities of Europe Overland - 14 Days

We’ll hit up six countries in 14 days and take the time to drink in all the highlights in famous cities like Paris, Rome, Venice, London and more. 

London & Paris plus Rome

Spend your time discovering London & Paris with this action-packed tour. No need to negotiate maps, guidebooks, or public transport - leave that to us! 

London to Istanbul by Rail

Whether you’re looking for Europe’s most famous highlights or its undiscovered treasures, the answer lies aboard the trains running between London and Istanbul. 

London to Morocco Overland

Travel overland from England to Marrakesh visiting France and Spain in-between.

3 Day Easter Tour of Wales

The stunning coastline and castles of the Valleys and the Brecon Beacons are explored in this exciting 3 day tour that will brace you in the best parts of wild Wales. Start and finish - London.

CSC Solidarity Brigades - Volunteering in Cuba

Experience an island of incredible beauty, immense cultural diversity and unique social history. These programs are a unique opportunity to experience the Cuban Revolution firsthand and show that Cuba is not alone.

London to Beijing Adventure (17 weeks)

Join this epic journey, travelling Overland from London to Beijing.  Visiting 17 countries, we see Europe’s most iconic cities, where UNESCO sites await us and ancient trade routes once flourished.  

London to Prague Overland

Join this trip and travel overland from the United Kingdom to the Czech Republic visiting Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.

London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring

Like history? And art? How about beaches and pubs? Then say hello to Western Europe on this three-week tour of the highlights from London down to Madrid.

Canadian Rockies Trail

Stunning scenery and wildlife abound in Western Canada. 

Best of China Tour - Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai

Take a group tour with all the best sights in China: Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Army in Xi’an and Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai.

Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express

Over 13 days, you’ll go from London to Paris via the Eurostar and Paris to Switzerland on the TGV whilst admiring picturesque scenery zooming by. 

Ethiopia Discovery

Explore Ethiopia visiting cities and rural areas of the country on this 12 day overland trip.

Cornwall Crusader Tour, England (5 Days)

Explore the West Country of England and its amazing coastline by joining this 5 day tour which starts and finishes in London. You will get to visit mystical places like the deserted moors and also tiny remote villages.  

Highlights of Israel

Explore Israel on this exciting 8 day tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

 

 

      

 

About  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Company A-Z  |  Advertise  |  Press  |  Contact

One World 365 © 2007 - 2017