Art Museums in England

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Art Museums in England

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  • The_Concierge_8
    Trinidad and Tobago3,395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My hubby had this weird opinion that the British Museum was an old stuffy place filled with antiquities. I imagine there are many people who also think this.
    But it truly is a modern treasure trove that didn't feel at all old and stuff. In fact it was all light, airy and bright!

    The entryway is amazing with the grand circular staircase which also doubles as a space for people to hang out.

    The bathrooms were clean and easy to find. The cafeteria offered snacks and drinks with the only issue being seating so be prepared to share the limited tables. Of course everything on the menu is pricey. The bookstore / souvenir shops are amazing with something for everyone, including a whole room dedicated to kids.

    And of course the real reason people come are to see all the important artifacts including the famous ones like the Rosetta Stone and the Gayer-Anderson cat.

    The Ancient Egyptian displays are breathtaking. The statues tower over you and make you both feel miniscule and wonder about the skills and artistry of the ancient Egyptians.

    I enjoyed the Korean exhibition I think most, possibly because it wasn't crazy busy like other areas where you have to wait to pass people or queue and are constantly being jostled by someone.

    My advice - go as early as you can and get in line before 10am. The line was already around the block when we got there 10:30am! And you've got to go through security and have your bags searched before entering and this can take a while.

    A great time had my all including my 9 year old niece who was amazed by most things she saw.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • lara
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum with free entry, perfect activity to hide out from the rain. So many beautiful artworks and architecture, worth taking a look even if you are not an art fanatic. The line to get in moved fairly quickly considering it is a free attraction.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Happiness23128350815
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Victoria and Albert Mueseum is a must do when in London. It is not overwhelming in size but over the top in what you will see ans learn. The Cafe is excellent and would highly recommend. Location is close to Harrod's and Hyde Park making a great way to bundle a day.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • James C
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wallace is always worth a visit. The current exhibition Ranjit Singh is a must. Informative, educational and inspirational.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Thomisa
    London, UK197 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited yesterday with our two teens. All enjoyed the free exhibitions. Some really interesting works of art. Perhaps the info could be a bit bigger, making it easier to read when it’s busy.

    Food, as you can imagine, was extortionate, although I suppose nothing unusual for a tourist place in central London.

    Worth a visit.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • JGlet
    Oberlin, OH45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building and interior, with a highly impressive collection. We only had around 1.5 hours available to us, but could have spent all day. A must do for visitors.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • LegendJnr
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I quite liked the immersive platform; it provided a greater understanding than simply looking at a room. They showed both sides of the house: the servants and the family and what happened in both sections of the living. Saw the Sudan chair, kitchens, living spaces and maids rooms. Wonderful experience for the family
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • SonomaNut
    Sonoma, CA1,168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This may be hard for the kids, unless followed by pizza. It’s well organized so you can see sections in your budgeted time. It’s free, so you can return over and over.
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, UK2,030 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The one criticism of this exhibition is that there are too many artworks on show. Otherwise it is excellent. Billed as being about paintings of late victorian clothing, it is much more than that. It gives an insight into the wealthy class of that period in England, the Continent and North America. The portraits are beautifully presented with adequate explanation. It is the pose and facial features that capture your imagination as well as the artwork of the lavish garments of that time. These are paintings of people you have never heard of but would be happy to hang on your wall. Allow about 90 minutes to do the exhibition justice. It was not crowded on a Tuesday morning. Visit if you can.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Chris H
    North Yorkshire, UK4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s an amazing place, my trip would have been 5 stars, but it was very muddy. I accidentally ended up on a closed footpath (I took a wrong turning and missed the sign.) I fell over and got covered in mud which did ruin the trip slightly. Would love to visit again, but would definitely recommend appropriate clothing/footwear.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Southden
    Reading, UK276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed every room. We don’t understand why gift aid is more expensive than without. We thought gift aid was about claiming back from what we paid. This was the only issue we had.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    Zurich, Switzerland414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is no lovelier gallery in London.

    It is intimate, accessible, romantic, rich in its displays, discreet, serene and its artworks are beautiful beyond words.

    It is too, that its range of artworks is wide but less expansive than the National Gallery or the Tate. That helps matters. It makes it easier to focus.

    And what wonderful genius is on display. There is one corner of the Gallery where I could simply stand for hours. Inside one door is a Modigliani nude from 1916, to it's right is Manet's huge Bar at the Folies Bergere and over the shoulder to the right on the wall opposite is the exquisite Van Gogh, La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom.

    If you could determine your own eternity, this would surely be one option. I am so grateful for this place.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Thomas Bedbrook
    Farnham, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I cannot put into words how good this Museum is. It’s interactive, informative and engaging. So many wild and crazy inventions and creations. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Stratford-Upon Avon in the summer.
    It does get busy but that’s due to the popularity of the museum.
    5/5 stars
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • tegdotravel
    Milford Haven, UK12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a stunning collection, gothic vibes and interesting. Smaller than I thought but a lot of interesting things. Nice way to spend an hour or so. Really lovely house wish there was a little bit more room to explore.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Jonni M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful history and alot to learn! Saw all kinds of cultural history and learnt different types of them. Would definitely recommend it.
    Written 14 April 2024
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