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London's best unsung museums
Bank of England Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

1. Bank of England Museum

7.4
Bartholomew Ln, Londra, Greater London
Museo · Walbrook · 24 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Tacked on to the end of the Bank of England, this museum is housed in a replica Sir John Soane interior, the largest of its kind in the world. Leggi tutto.

Benjamin Franklin House is one of London's best unsung museums.

2. Benjamin Franklin House

7.2
36 Craven St, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Charing Cross · 11 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: This creaky old London home of the US politician and scientist focuses on the scientific discoveries he made while living here between 1757 and 1775. Leggi tutto.

Brunel Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

3. Brunel Museum

6.9
Railway Ave, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Surrey Quay · 15 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Within the elegant confines of this red brick engine house is the tale of the design and construction of the Thames Tunnel, the oldest tunnel in London. Leggi tutto.

The Cartoon Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

4. The Cartoon Museum

35 Little Russell St, Londra, Greater London
Museo d'arte · Holborn and Covent Garden · 19 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Chortle your way round this amusing little museum, which displays British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animations. Leggi tutto.

Charles Dickens Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

5. Charles Dickens Museum

8.5
48 Doughty St, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Holborn and Covent Garden · 18 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: It’s easy to walk past the only surviving London house in which Dickens lived. You have to ring the doorbell to gain access to this unassuming townhouse. Leggi tutto.

Churchill War Rooms (Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms) is one of London's best unsung museums.

6. Churchill War Rooms (Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms)

9.0
King Charles St, Londra, Greater London
Sito storico · Westminster · 81 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: It’s fitting that the man who had 300,000 people file past his coffin before his state funeral now has a museum dedicated to his life. Leggi tutto.

Clink Prison Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

7. Clink Prison Museum

5.5
1 Clink St (Stoney St), Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · South Bank · 19 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: On the site of the notorious prison, this museum relays the history of Southwark as well as hosting some deeply unpleasant-looking torture devices. Leggi tutto.

Crystal Palace Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

8. Crystal Palace Museum

7.5
Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, Greater London
Museo di storia · Crystal Palace · 6 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Tiny local museum dedicated to the memory of the Crystal Palace exhibition centre. Leggi tutto.

The Cuming Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

9. The Cuming Museum

151 Walworth Rd., Londra, Greater London
Museo · Elephant and Castle · 2 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Some 25,000 exhibits accumulated by two generations of the Cuming family in the 1800s, including objects from Ancient Egypt. Leggi tutto.

Design Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

10. Design Museum

28 Shad Thames, Londra, Greater London
Museo d'arte · Riverside · 94 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Opened in 1989, this riverside museum by Tower Bridge encompasses modern and contemporary industrial and fashion design, graphics, architecture and multimedia. Leggi tutto.

Dr Johnson's House is one of London's best unsung museums.

11. Dr Johnson's House

7.4
17 Gough Sq (at W Harding St), Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Fleet Street · 9 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Although the museum takes up all four floors of the house in which Johnson wrote his 'Dictionary', it’s the atmosphere that intrigues here. Leggi tutto.

The Orangery At The Fan Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

12. The Orangery At The Fan Museum

6.7
12 Crooms Hill, Londra, Greater London
Sala da tè · Greenwich West · 8 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The world’s only museum dedicated to fans. It’s a tiny space consisting of two rooms with an overall collection of 3,500 antique fans, some of which date as far back as the eleventh century. Leggi tutto.

The Fashion and Textile Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

13. The Fashion and Textile Museum

7.7
83 Bermondsey St, Londra, Greater London
Museo d'arte · Bermondsey · 13 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Founded by Zandra Rhodes, Bermondsey's very own celebration of the London (and international) rag trade. Leggi tutto.

Florence Nightingale Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

14. Florence Nightingale Museum

6.5
2 Lambeth Palace Rd, London, Greater London
Museo di storia · 6 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: An advocate of free healthcare, Florence Nightingale raised nursing to a professional level for women and started her own training school for nurses at St Thomas'. Leggi tutto.

Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

15. Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum

No1 Street, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, Greater London
Museo di storia · Woolwich Riverside · 10 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Housed in two buildings at the Royal Artillery’s base abutting the Thames, the museum covers the history of guns and gunpowder from Ancient China to contemporary Iraq. Leggi tutto.

16. Freud Museum

8.6
20 Maresfield Gdns, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Hampstead · 23 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: A beautiful Hampstead house and the great psychoanalyst’s home after he fled Austria, the Freud Museum is not only preserved as it was when Sigmund died, but as it was in Austria when he fled in 1938. Leggi tutto.

Geffrye Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

17. Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Rd (at Pearson St), Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Hackney · 53 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Named after former Lord Mayor Sir Robert Geffrye, it’s possibly the city’s most stylish museum, boasting a fine restaurant and an art exhibition space in the basement Leggi tutto.

The Guards Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

18. The Guards Museum

5.9
Birdcage Walk, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Westminster · 4 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The Guards Museum tells the story of the Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards and Welsh Guards. Leggi tutto.

Handel & Hendrix in London is one of London's best unsung museums.

19. Handel & Hendrix in London

6.3
25 Brook St, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Mayfair · 9 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Seemingly removed from the modern world, Handel House offers much to soothe and inspire for lovers of Georgian architecture, interiors and portrait painting. Leggi tutto.

Horniman Museum and Gardens is one of London's best unsung museums.

20. Horniman Museum and Gardens

9.2
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Greater London
Museo · Forest Hill, London, Greater London · 76 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: A 25-foot Alaskan totem pole outside the main entrance gives a clue as to what’s in here: a wealth of quirky anthropological and natural history treasures. Leggi tutto.

Hunterian Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

21. Hunterian Museum

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields (Kingsway), Londra, Greater London
Museo · City of Westminster · 39 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Wandering among this collection of thousands of medical specimens and cases of surgical instruments is fascinating. Leggi tutto.

London Museum of Water & Steam is one of London's best unsung museums.

22. London Museum of Water & Steam

7.9
Kew Bridge Rd (Green Dragon Ln), Londra, Greater London
Museo · Brentford · 14 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: For genuine steam enthusiasts this museum hosts Cornish engines (in their original engine housings) and rotative engines (collected from pumping stations around the country). Leggi tutto.

London Canal Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

23. London Canal Museum

8.1
12-13 New Wharf Rd, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Caledonian · 52 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The London Canal Museum is housed in a former nineteenth-century ice warehouse used by Carlo Gatti for his famous ice cream, and it includes an exhibit on the history of the ice trade and ice cream. Leggi tutto.

Museum of the Order of St John is one of London's best unsung museums.

24. Museum of the Order of St John

5.6
St John's Ln (at St John's Gate), Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Clerkenwell · 7 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: This is three museums in one: the history of St John’s Gate, a commemoration of the Order of St John, and an interactive display on the Order’s modern incarnation – the St John’s Ambulance. Leggi tutto.

25. Museum of London Docklands

8.4
West India Quay (at Hertsmere Rd), Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Tower Hamlets · 56 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Housed in a historic warehouse, this excellent museum is devoted to the river and the docks. Leggi tutto.

Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising is one of London's best unsung museums.

26. Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

7.6
111-117 Lancaster Rd, Londra, Greater London
Museo · Kensington and Chelsea · 40 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: This 120-year history of consumerism, culture, design, domestic life, fashion, folly and fate, presented as a magnificently cluttered time tunnel of cartons and bottles, toys and advertising displays. Leggi tutto.

Museum of London is one of London's best unsung museums.

27. Museum of London

8.7
150 London Wall, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Aldersgate · 145 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The history of London told through reconstructed interiors and street scenes, alongside displays of original artefacts found during the museum's archaeological digs. Leggi tutto.

World Rugby Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

28. World Rugby Museum

7.1
Rugby Rd., Twickenham, Greater London
Museo · Richmond upon Thames · 5 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: You can almost smell embrocation in the air as you wander round this evocative and interactive collection of oval-ball artefacts and memorabilia. Leggi tutto.

National Army Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

29. National Army Museum

6.8
Royal Hospital Rd, Londra, Greater London
Museo · Chelsea · 17 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Predictably, weapons feature prominently in here: the 2,500 edged weapons, 200 pole arms and 1,850 firearms should keep bloodthirsty teenagers interested. Leggi tutto.

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is one of London's best unsung museums.

30. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

7.8
Malet Pl (Gower St), Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Bloomsbury · 12 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: With its 80,000 exhibits, the Petrie (pronounced pee-tree) is bursting at its seams with items from the Nile valley dating back 5,000 years. Leggi tutto.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

31. The Sherlock Holmes Museum

8.2
221B Baker St, Londra, Greater London
Museo · 110 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The last word in factional conceit, 221b’s study is a loving Victorian recreation and a splendid photo op. Leggi tutto.

Sir John Soane's Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

32. Sir John Soane's Museum

8.8
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Londra, Greater London
Museo di storia · Holborn and Covent Garden · 62 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: You’ll never forget your first visit to the home of architect Sir John Soane. It’s stuffed with curios and is almost exactly as Soane left it when he died in 1837. Leggi tutto.

Spencer House is one of London's best unsung museums.

33. Spencer House

8.5
27 St James's Pl, Londra, Greater London
Sito storico · Green Park · 3 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Built 1756-66 for the first Earl Spencer (one of Diana’s ancestors), Spencer House is London’s finest surviving eighteenth-century private palace. Leggi tutto.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is one of London's best unsung museums.

34. Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

9.1
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Church Rd), Wimbledon, Greater London
Museo · Merton · 18 consigli e recensioni

Time Out LondonTime Out London: This enjoyably interactive museum surveys tennis throughout the world from its medieval beginnings. Leggi tutto.