Art Museums in London

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Art Museums in London

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  • Mark B
    Norwich, UK18 contributions
    The antiquities of the world are represented here.
    Impressively long queue to get in but thankfully fast moving.
    Just too much to take in. I’d recommend making a short list of what departments you want to see or you’ll end up seeing nothing in an effort to see it all.
    The Rosetta Stone is the most viewed exhibit so that’s must.
    Staff were helpful.l
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • Sarny
    Bexleyheath, UK487 contributions
    My adult son and I popped in because we were in the area - free to enter and no tickets or pre-booking needed. Neither of us are particularly into art but we both really enjoyed the visit. There is a lot to see and you can just wander about. The cafe looked reasonably priced - we checked for a future visit and the shop was also interesting. We ran out of time but will be returning.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • LondonHamster51
    London16 contributions
    Beautifully curated and a moving experience for me. So emotive and a fabulous collection. The V&A always do a superb job.
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Hatice Erkan
    Istanbul, Türkiye76 contributions
    First time visiting for the collection. And I am very sorry that I missed the previous years when I visited London. Not enough time to see everything in a one day. Lots of things to see. Beautiful collection. Beautiful manor. Don't forget to have a cream tea and the cocktail at the café.
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • James W
    Ashford, UK222 contributions
    Fun place to visit for a couple of hours, a mix of some great works of art and the usual nonsense you get in modern art (there's a canvas just painted white, another one painted blue and a Matisse that my 7year old said he could have done) but that's all part of the fun.

    And best of all most of it is free to visit!
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • pab
    Peak District National Park, UK211 contributions
    Stop the whinging this is well worth a visit. The gallery has a wide range of pictures from all periods and so something for all.
    Us men have to respect the toilets and I am sure if we are careful, we can do it without making a mess!!! A sign at the entrance specifically regarding the toilets might help those decide what floor to go to!!🤔
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Jannerbloke
    Plymouth, UK12,611 contributions
    Usually going for the exhibitions it makes a change to look instead at a variety of the classic British stuff from the eighteenth and nineteenth century in the permanent collections and find an eclectic mix.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Sam3314
    Derby, UK2,087 contributions
    A lovely small and quiet cafe. Love the impressionists gallery and you can get close to the pictures to admire them. Not too busy so you can really appreciate the art. Lots of stairs but there is a lift. Good gifts in the shop which you don't need to purchase a ticket for.
    Written January 28, 2024
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  • SL
    London, UK82 contributions
    It's a narrow but full of amazing artifacts and amazing pictures at this museum. Lots to see and could spend few hours easily. All handbags are to be put in the clear bag handed at the entrance. Clean toilets available on the ground floor. It's a free entrance.
    Written February 16, 2024
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  • DevonDreamer
    Totnes, UK7 contributions
    The free displays on the ground floor were presented well and very interesting. The Burtynsky exhibition was breathtaking and very thought provoking. I loved the atmosphere of the whole building.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Louise V
    London, UK177 contributions
    I went to a Christmas concert, full of lovely carols around half of which were audience carols which I very much enjoyed. The quality of the orchestra was great and the singers too (though a surprisingly small choir).
    I found it surprising how many miserable looking members of the audience there were ; the tickets are not cheap so it makes no sense to me why people would be there who clearly dislike singing carols!?
    In terms of venue the area around it is not appealing and the venue itself is lacking toilets and the ladies were smelling and poorly maintained. But this did not diminish my enjoyment of the concert : )
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • SJC94
    Ashford, UK199 contributions
    A Google search for a day out brought up this house that we had never heard of.
    In easy reach of Kensington High Street and Olympia.
    Fair pricing compared with the national Trust.
    The only things that stopped it getting a 5 was the dark lighting in the toilets area and the audio visual film being stuck in a basement alcove with hardly any seating.
    Written February 16, 2024
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  • Menekag
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1,451 contributions
    One of my favourite places in London despite not having too many pieces in the permanent collection. There are a few note worth paintings and a michael Angelo sculpture but not too many. There were a couple of exhibitions when we visited but they didn’t intrigue me enough to visit.

    That being said, I followed course a couple years back and that was just an amazing experience. I love visiting their gift shop. Always find little gift items and souvenirs.
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • James C
    London, UK2 contributions
    Very beautiful and i enjoyed every moment! My friends always joking and say we should live here. We love this place so much!
    Written February 6, 2024
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  • Clive W
    Orpington1,807 contributions
    This review is based on the Holbein exhibition.

    My friend and I pre-booked tickets and admission time some weeks ago, for a Friday morning. We had our ticket stamped so it is now valid for a year. Disappointingly, there was not a reduction for senior citizens. There were so many people at the exhibition that it was difficult to view the art on show. There were insufficient seats to sit and listen to the audio guide as so many people wanted to sit down. At one point, a long stream of people walked to the exit, clattering over the grille in the floor and it made such a noise it was impossible to concentrate. We were pleased at noon, when there was a talk, the room emptied so we could look in comparative peace! It seemed ridiculous that we saw people buying tickets for immediate entry when it was so crowded.

    Nevertheless, it was wonderful to admire Holbein’s skill, techniques and execution. For example, the fur on the Duke of Norfolk’s outfit was superbly depicted. The sketches of Sir Thomas Moore’s family were marvellous. Holbein’s methods and the context in which he painted were clearly explained. There are portraits, miniatures, charcoal/chalk sketches, armour and other Tudor portraits not by Holbein. The characters on show immersed the viewer in the Tudor world. We had never before seen portraits of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain (Katharine of Aragon’s parents). The labels were excellent. The audio guide, included in the ticket price, was easy to use and clear. The staff were pleasant.
    Written January 27, 2024
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