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Top Museums in London – A World of Discovery

As one of the globe's cultural capitals it is no surprise the British capital is home to some of the world's most illustrious museums. Here are some of the city's top museum highlights.

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The British Museum

Tipped to be one of the world's oldest museums, the British Museum is an ancient institution dedicated to showcasing some of the globe's most coveted historic artefacts. Home to countless iconic historic relics such as The Rosetta Stone and mummified remains from ancient Egypt the venue also displays the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial in addition to the Lewis Chessman and the Lindow Man. Covering the length and breadth of the world the museum is a history buff's dream come true.

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The National Gallery

Set up in 1824, the National Gallery is no ordinary art museum in London. Considered the country's most illustrious art museum, the gallery which began its run with a mere 36 paintings has gone on to acquire over two thousand celebrated works from Europe's finest artists. Representing the gamut of European art the venue highlights works by artists the likes of Giotto and Piero della Francesca while the Sainsbury Wing is a new addition to the already sprawling art space in the heart of London. Visitors based in Berjaya Hotels & Resorts in the British capital will have easy access to the site and other museums around the city.

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the museum more familiarly dubbed as the V&A is a spectacular art space in the city with decorative art works as its primary focus. Littered with exceptional artistic creations ranging from sculptures, ceramics, miniatures and photographs, the venue also showcases miniaturized portraits as well. Those with an interest in the evolution of decorative expression in Britain should explore the British Galleries at the V&A which documents the spheres progress from Henry the VIII's period to that of Queen Victoria.

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Tate Modern

Revered as one of the top modern art museums on the planet, the Tate Modern is a stylish institution dedicated to celebrating contemporary art. Located in a mammoth industrial building, the museum is perhaps best known for its striking installations and larger than life exhibits. Some of the permanent collections taking gallery space at the Tate Modern include works by legendary artists the likes of Rothko and Matisse while Beuys, Bacon and Twombly pieces are also on show at the venue.

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The Science Museum

Scientifically inclined visitors as well as families touring London should not miss the city's iconic Science Museum as it is one of the most enthralling and interactive institutions in London. Spread out across seven storeys, the museum renowned as a premier edutainment point of interest in the capital houses a variety of intriguing exhibits and galleries. Some of its most popular hotspots include the Medical History Gallery while the locale's flight simulator and Apollo 10 space rocket enclosure are equally fascinating.

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Imperial War Museum

Contained inside the Bethlem Royal Hospital built in 1815, the Imperial War Museum in London is another must-visit museum in the city. It serves as a tribute to the cultural implications of the First World War and the Second World War as well as Britain's role in the battles. Some of the locale's most popular exhibits include art from the period, weapons, artefacts and personal belongings of military personnel.