• #1 Most Visited Museum in the UK British Museum. (Photo by Guillaume Richer)
  • The National Gallery Photo by: Santi Villamarín
  • Natural History Museum, London Photo by: Torsten Mauz
  • Tate Modern Photo by: Isabell Schulz
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London Photo by: Gary Ullah
  • Science Museum, London Photo by: A Wilson
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Museums in the UK

Find the most popular museums in the UK from all top destinations. There's over 1,000 museums in various cities of United Kingdom. The major cities in the UK with top museums are London, Oxford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Liverpool.

Regardless of your interest in museums, you can be sure to find one that suits your preferences in the United Kingdom. UK museums display various exhibits in the field of football, trains, art, history and many more – and there is always one that will entertain anyone in the family, regardless of age.

If you are into free museums, you can visit any of the following spaces: the National Football Museum in Manchester, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Monkwearmouth Station Museum in Sunderland, Big Pit National Coal Museum in Torfaen, St. Fagan’s National History Museum in Cardiff, Royal Armouries in Leeds and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, among many others.

Other top museums in the UK are the British Museum, with 5.5 million annual visitors; Tate Modern, with 5.3 million annual visitors; National Gallery, with 5.1 million annual visitors; and the National History Museum, with 5 million annual visitors.


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All the UK museums are grouped in the following categories. Click on a category bellow to find all the museums of that type.


UK Cities with Museums

The museums of United Kingdom are listed in the following 572 cities. Click on a city bellow to find museums in that particular city.

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