Museums & Art Galleries in London in general (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... the north of Oxford Street. Formerly a private collection belonging to the Hertford family, this compact collection of Old Masters (Rubens, Hals, Gainsborough, Fragonard, Cuyp), and less well-known but still superb C19 paintings (Bonington, Bonheur, Sully), Sévres porcelain, sculpture, furniture and armour is a little treat. As regards sheer quality if not quantity of C17-C18 pictures, it runs the National Gallery a pretty close second. APSLEY HOUSE, WELLINGTON MUSEUM (149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, W1, underground Hyde Park), is the former home of the Duke of Wellington. Often referred to by its old name of No. 1, London’, it... more
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by - written on 06/09/01, updated on 06/09/01 (Very useful, 146 readings)
Any post in this category can do no more than mention a short personal selection of favourite London art galleries and museums, so this is mine. As a Devonian who spent the best part of two years as a student in London some two decades ago, and has always enjoyed visiting London at least twice almost every year since then, I've always found them one of the main attractions of the city. As regards personal tastes and interests, I love conventional paintings and history, and what follows are a dozen reflecting an unashamed bias towards those fields. But perhaps you'll find one or two little-known surprises among them. [Unless stated ... Read the complete review
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Tate Modern (London) - An excellent collection of modern art in a remarkable setting, free admission Can be crowded, a few rooms get very congested
National Portrait Gallery (London) - Interesting portraits of historical figures Not enough space for the whole collection to be displayed - a lot was missing
Vinopolis - City of Wine (London) - Fun night out, great for parties and big group outings, variety and quantity of wines Can be expensive
Alexander Fleming Museum (London) - Guided tour, inexpensive, a real piece of history. No disabled access, limited opening times
Ripley's Believe It Or Not (London) - fascinating things, easy to get to, reasonable price for London, entrance fee includes maze some may find it boring, may be busy during half term
Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience (London) - There was some interesting information Lack of interaction, rude members of staff
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|Blake's Lock Museum (Reading)|
Interesting exhibits, free, short walk from the shops, odour friendly
May become a restaurant, wasted opportunity
|Glasgow Transport Museum (Glasgow)|
A wonderful exhibition
|Botticelli's Dante: The Drawings from The Divine Comedy (London)|
Was overcrowded when I went
|Cars of the Stars Museum (Keswick)|
Nostalgic, Something to talk about, Interesting
No touchy feely allowed.Cant see fullyNo photography
|Treasures of Catherine the Great (London)|
Impressive collection of pieces, A lot on display given the size of the exhibition
Timed entry means you can't guarantee getting in immediately if you just turn up, Some paintings are hung too high, Expensive, £3 for an audioguide?!
|Royal Museum (Edinburg)|
Loads to look at.
Not enough to touch.
|Museum of Flight (Lothian)|
Very interesting displays.
Can be a bit cold.
|Prestongrange Industrial Hertitage Museum (Lothian)|
Very good local history.
Not too much to see.
|Cleopatra of Egypt (London)|
A few interesting exhibits, Might teach you something of Cleopatra's history that you didn't know already
Cramped exhibition spaceToo crowdedRemarkably few exhibits directly connected to Cleopatra, Exhibition is unlikely to reveal much of Cleopatra's character
|Helmut Newton: Work (London)|
Impressive collection of excellent photographs, Photographs reproduced at appropriate sizes, Admission fee also gets you into the 'Jam' exhibition in the Barbican Gallery
Admission fee a bit on the high sideGalleries could do with being a little brighter