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Museums London

Explore London Museums and stay at Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Visitors to London are spoiled for choice when it comes to remarkable museums with something to keep everyone interested. Whether you want to be immersed in British heritage, look at the amazing world of science or enjoy a stroll around the art gallery, any of these museums will keep you entertained for hours.

Hotel near London museums

Clayton Hotel Chiswick is only 20 minutes away from South Kensington, where you’ll be able to find the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum has a range of exciting and interactive exhibitions and displays. The museum hosts a variety of specimens as well as major research and teaching collections that cover botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. Some of the vital exhibits people come to see are the Dinosaur Gallery and Mammals Display. Another major attraction is the Darwin Centre that holds great scientific and historical value.

Directions from Clayton Hotel Chiswick to Natural History Museum

  • Drive 17 minutes via A4.
  • Walk a couple of minutes outside the hotel to Gunnersbury Station and take the District Line towards Upminster.
  • Get off at South Kensington Station and walk 5 minutes down Exhibition Road. The Natural History Museum is on the left.

The Science Museum

World-renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions, the Science Museum offers one of the most interactive experiences in the city. It has a vast array of hands-on exhibits such as the Welcome Wing, where visitors can digitally alter their faces to look older or younger, and manipulate their voices. Other fascinating experiences include the Launch Pad gallery, Puffing Billy – the oldest steam locomotive in the world and the actual Apollo 10 capsule.

Directions from Clayton Hotel Chiswick to the Science Museum

  • Drive via A4 and then onto Queen’s Gate for 19 minutes.
  • Walk a couple of minutes outside the hotel to Gunnersbury Station and take the District Line towards Upminster.
  • Get off at South Kensington Station and walk 4 minutes towards the Museum down Exhibition Road.

The British Museum

The British Museum is housing a collection of human history over the last two million years and was established in 1753. The signature of the British Museum is its main entrance with Greek temple style portico. The British Museum attracts over five million visitors per year and the admission is free.

It is a museum dedicated to human history, art and culture. It houses permanent and remarkable collection of about 7 million works, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. The museum also has special exhibitions, events and talks to advance your understanding of human history. You will have a chance to view some of the World-renowned objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.

If you are looking for some great entertainments on Friday night, there are a wide variety of special events at the British Museum, such as dance performances, special music and film screenings.

Directions from Clayton Hotel Chiswick to the British Museum

  • Drive for 35 minutes via A40 and A501 to Tottenham Court Rd. Take the exit for A400 and drive to Montague Pl.
  • Walk a couple of minutes outside the hotel to Gunnersbury Station and take the District Line towards Upminster.
  • Get off at Hammersmith Station and take the Piccadilly Line towards Cockfosters and get off at Holborn Station.
  • Walk west on High Holborn and turn right onto Southampton Pl.
  • Turn left towards Bloomsbury Square and walk through the Bloomsbury Square Gardens.
  • Turn left onto Great Russel St. and take the second right and walk straight ahead to the museum.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery houses around 2,300 collections of paintings which date between the 13th Century and 1900’s. Entry to the main exhibitions is free and provides a fantastic opportunity to see famous works such as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait.

Directions from Clayton Hotel Chiswick to the National Gallery

  • Drive via A4 and then onto St Martin’s Street for 36 minutes.
  • Walk a couple of minutes outside the hotel to Gunnersbury Station and take the District Line towards Upminster.
  • Get off at Embankment Station and walk up Villiers Street to The Strand.
  • Turn left onto Duncannon Street and then right onto Charing Cross road.
  • The National Gallery will be on the left.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum was founded in 1852 and is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is one of the largest and most significant museums in the world of decorative art and design, housing a permanent collection of more than 4.5 million objects. It showcases many of the world’s richest cultures, inspirations and human creativity from historical collections that date back over 5,000 years.

The Victoria & Albert Museum owns 145 galleries with both ancient and modern collections of textiles, costumes, jewellery, furniture, silver and so much more from all over the world. Admission to the Victoria & Albert museum is free and it opens daily to the public with longer hours on Friday, featuring themed talks, performances and music in the evening.

Victoria & Albert Museum offers free tours every day as follows:

Daily Introductory Tour: One-hour tour introducing the history of the Victoria & Albert Museum and a selection of outstanding collections at the museum.

Medieval and Renaissance Tour: One-hour tour introducing the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the museum.

Britain 1500-1900 Tour: One-hour tour introducing British Galleries housing the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world.

Europe 1600-1815 Tour: One-hour tour introducing Europe Galleries to discover some of the most magnificent works.

Theatre & Performance Tour: A guided tour introducing theatre and performance collections of rock & pop posters, theatre and ballet costumes, puppets, stage sets and the must-see costumes from the Lion King.

Directions from Clayton Hotel Chiswick to Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Drive via A4 and then onto Cromwell Road for 17 minutes.
  • Walk a couple of minutes outside the hotel to Gunnersbury Station and take the District Line towards Upminster.
  • Get off at South Kensington Station and walk 4 minutes towards the Museum.
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