Museums To Visit in Chelsea

London has some of the best museums among a host of other attractions. It makes it a favourite destination with those who have a fascination with arts and culture, who flock to the city from all over the world. With millions of tourists flocking to city getting suitable accommodation upon arrival can pose a problem.

If you do plan to visit London this summer, you should make your hotel reservations in advance. There are great hotels in the central district like the Jury Inn Chelsea a three star hotel that offers a host of facilities to visitors.  The DoubleTree By Hilton offers a luxurious stay at a reasonable price and easy access to other important attractions in the area. If you love visiting museums you are in for a treat with great places to visit like:

Kensington Palace: You could begin by visiting the State Apartments of Kensington Palace, which are open to the general public. In 2010 they were transformed into the aptly titled “Enchanted Palace” exhibit, which shows fashion creations from top notch designers like Vivienne Westwood. You will also see a display of historic palace objects and even two gowns worn by Princess Diana and Princess Margaret.

Leighton House Museum: The museum was completely refurbished and reopened in 2010 and was the property of artist Lord Leighton. It is a striking 19th century building that has ornate interior designs based upon a Middle Eastern-theme. It hosts a number of educational workshops and also regular exhibitions. The house itself is worth exploring with its fascinating ground floor and a lovely garden at the back of the home..

Natural History Museum:  The museum opened in 1881 and showcased the British Museum’s natural history collection. It is a massive museum, located in an impressive building, and has had the latest technology incorporated into it. The best time of the year to visit is in summer when they are no school groups.  Some of its most attractive collections is its amazing Dinosaur collection, a Mammal exhibit (that includes a Blue Whale) and its famous Ecology display. It also houses the new Darwin Centre. Entry is free and there are numerous temporary exhibits all through the year.

Science Museum: Kids just love visiting the area’s famous Science Museum. It is just not for kids though as there is a lot to see for grown-ups as well.  You could learn about the development of science and technology over the centuries through its extensive collections. It has a wonderful IMAX 3D cinema which shows an array of science-related 3D films. Probably the most popular is its famous Launchpad gallery, which is an interactive exhibit that captivates kids and shows a number of demos and science shows. .

Victoria and Albert Museum: Entry to the V&A Museum is free and it houses an extensive collection of arts and antiques which include furniture, ceramics, paintings, sculptures, drawings, fashion, textile and architecture among others. It also hosts some terrific temporary exhibitions at different parts of the year.

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