Do you know what the Museum Mile is?

It is the mile along which 15 fascinating museums and galleries with magnificent collections are located in central London, from the River Thames to Bloomsbury. Discover them!

The British Museum

Founded in 1753, it was the world’s first national public museum. It has more than seven million pieces that go through the history of humanity. And special mention to the Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta stone and the Parthenon sculptures.

Address Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

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The Foundling Museum

It reveals the history of Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first home dedicated to the care of abandoned children.

Address 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

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Sir John Soane’s Museum

The one that was the home and studio of the neoclassical architect Sir John Soane became a museum after his death in 1837. This museum introduces us to his art collection.

Address 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP

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The British Library

In the British Library, we can find the Magna Carta, the Gutenberg Bible along with notable manuscripts, maps, first editions, photographs and stamps.

Address 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

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The Cartoon Museum

It is a museum dedicated to the comic art from the 18th century to the present day. 

Address 63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1A 3AE

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London Transport Museum

The Transport Museum shows us the evolution of London’s means of transport throughout history. Highlights include the only surviving steam engine.

Address Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

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The Courtauld Gallery

It houses the art collection of the Courtauld Institute of Art, with works from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Highlights the Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces. It will be closed until 2021.

Address Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

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The Charles Dickens Museum

In the Charles Dickens Museum we find rare editions, manuscripts, and original furniture related to the novelist Charles Dickens.

Address 48−49 Doughty Street, Holborn, London WC1N 2LX

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Brunei Gallery, Soas

The Brunei Gallery houses works from Asia, Africa and the Middle East that shows through temporary exhibitions.

Address Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

The Hunterian Museum reveals 400 years of medicine. It houses one of the oldest anatomical collections in the world. It will be closed until 2021.

Address 35−43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

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The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

It houses one of the best collections of Freemasonry materials in the world. The Art Deco hall stands out.

Address 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

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UCL Museums and Collections

The Museums of University College London house important collections of art, archaeology, geology, zoology and art. They include three museums:

Address Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection is a museum and library that houses medical artifacts and connects life, science, medicine and art.

Address 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

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All are free admission except: London Transport Museum, The Cartoon Museum, The Courtauld Gallery, The Charles Dickens Museum and The Foundling Museum.

For more information about the Museum Mile, click here.

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