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Iceni Magazine | August 16, 2022

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8 of the best museums in the south of England: Revealed

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A museum might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you are considering what to do on the weekends or during the school holidays.

Perhaps, you have exhausted your local parks, beaches, and countryside areas, you may be looking for some alternative options to consider. A museum is always a good option to consider. The whole family can get involved and, usually, you can appease children of all ages.

So, which are the best museums in the south of England? Here are some of the options to consider.

Let’s talk about London

London is the capital of England and is a large city filled with plenty of things to see and do. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are incredible museums in the area waiting for you to explore. The best thing is that most of the are free to enter. Be sure to check with each individual venue to ensure that you have followed their current procedures as many have restricted entry due to current Covid-regulations.

Here are some of the best London museums to consider.

British Museum – London – The British Museum has one of the biggest collections of artefacts that have been curated from all over the world. Some exhibits remain the same throughout the year, but there are also some interactive and unique exhibits to explore.

Tower of London – London – This is a unique experience where you can get to see the crown jewels. It is known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress. But it was also used as a prison.

National Gallery – London – This is a gallery that showcases 2600 art pieces. A lovely unique place for you to visit where some of the famous Michelangelo Artworks are displayed. You will be able to see some incredible exhibits perfect for families who have an interest in art.

Tower Bridge – London – This museum is dedicated to the history of the structure and build of Tower Bridge. It may not be for everyone, but the exhibition is housed in the two towers and is very interesting. Partly because it is such an iconic site of London.

Other locations in the South of England

Moving on from London, there are some incredible museums in other parts of the south of England. Here is just a selection of the ones you might want to add to your list.

The Roman Baths – Bath  – This is an incredible day out and happens to be one of the most unique museums you can attend in the UK. A chance to see what the architecture and the lifestyle was like in Roman times. It showcases the social history of the Romans.

Dover Castle – Dover – Dover Castle is a castle ruin and is an English Heritage site. Not only will you get to see the ruins, but you can also experience the museum that shares some of the medieval findings.

Royal Pavillion – Brighton  – The Royal Pavillion is another fabulous location for a museum. It has many different exhibits dedicated to history as well as architecture. Other exhibits are interactive to keep children occupied.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain – Bristol  – if you are looking for a unique experience where you get to step aboard one of the shipping vessels used years ago then this is the place for you. The museum showcases aspects of maritime history as well as the history where the ship will have been involved.

Let’s hope this has given you plenty of options to consider in the future. We’d love to know what your favourite is.

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