How To Find different museums to visit in London

We all know of the big and famous museums of London, like The Science Museum, or The Natural History Museum. But have you ever visited any of the smaller, more unique museums that London has to offer? These museums usually charge people an entrance fee, but that's because they don't get as much funding or donations as the larger museums get. And because they have been closed for most of the past 18 months, they are somewhat struggling for money. So supporting these small museums is more important than ever. Next time you go to London, pop to a smaller museum. You might be surprised by what you find. Here are a handful of museums that you and your family might like. 
London Museum Of Water And Steam


The best part of the museum is the collection of awesome pumping engines. They demonstrate the major development in steam engine technology. There is also London only passenger-carrying steam railway, on its tiny 2-foot gauge railway. The site is also home to the waterworks that were built by the Victorians to supply London with fresh water. You will find the London Museum Of Water And Steam in Green Dragon Lane. Brentford.

Tickets: £17.00 for an annual pass, children go free.
Nearest Bus Stop: Kew Bridge
Nearest Train Station: Kew Bridge

The Petrie Museum


The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is found at the top of a windy staircase at UCL (University College, London). It was first opened in 1892 as a resource for teaching Egyptian Archaeology and Philology. Now you will find 80,000 objects of interest from the Nile Valley, covering all aspects of life. It is dark and eerie, but you can take a torch or be offered one on site. You will find the Petrie Museum in Malet Place, London

Tickets: Free
Nearest Tube: Euston Square, Russell Square.

The Florence Nightingale Museum


You will find the Florence Nightingale Museum on Lambeth Palace Road. It is the place to go to celebrate the life of the great nurse herself and everything she achieved in life. Florence Nightingales life is seen from her birth, through her battles against social convention. And then as her status as one of the most influential women of 19th century England.

Tickets: £9.00
Nearest Tube: Waterloo, Westminster

The Foundling Museum


The Foundling Museum is in Brunswick Street and it celebrates the original Foundling Hospital, in Lambs Conduit Fields. You will discover the history of the original hospital as well as rooms set aside for the hospital benefactors. The three famous benefactors are Thomas Coram, The philanthropist who created The Foundling Hospital to look after abandoned children. William Hogarth (English Artist) and George Frederic Handel (Music Composer). You will find the history of the people raised at the hospital and much more.

Tickets: £9.50, £7.50 and half-price for NHS
Nearest Tube: Russell Square, Kings Cross



The Fan Museum


This is the only museum in the world that is devoted to handheld fans. It was opened in 1991 and is placed in a grade ll listed building that dates from 1721. You will find handheld fans that go back hundreds of years and there is so much to learn about them. The exhibition of fans has grown over the 30 years it has been open. There is also an Orangery overlooking a fan-shaped formal garden, with a pond, stream and oriental architectural features. 
Tickets: £5.00, Concessions £3.00
Nearest Tube: Greenwich 
Nearest Train Station: Greenwich









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