London: Museums

Most museums in London are free though it is encouraged to donate five pounds at each museum.  I love that most museums are free, I think it encourages education, exploration and learning.

Many of the museums have exhibitions that cost money to see as well as paying extra for an audio guide.  I had the London Pass so at most of the museums you could either choose a free audio guide or free entry into the special exhibition.

In addition to the museums below I also went to the Natural History Museum and the British Museum but I decided to write about the two favorite museums I went to in London.

 

 

Tate Modern Museum

I love it so much more than I expected.  Salvador Dali.  Even artists I didn’t like excited me.  Picasso, Monet, Pollack and Warhol.

 

I love art and I appreciate art though I am not knowledgeable and not particularly artistic myself.

 

 

 

Salvador Dali is my favorite artist.  I took selfies with two original Salvador Dali paintings.  Metamorphosis of Narcissus and Autumnal Cannibalism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite artist painted these pictures I was now looking at them in person.

 

 

 

 

As much as I appreciate art I don’t understand all of it.  Though I found myself still amazed at some paintings from artists whose art style isn’t my own.

 

 

 

They were famous artists and I saw their original artwork. Andy Warhol, Monet, Picasso and Jackson Pollack, to name a few.

 

 

 

There is more than just famous paintings from famous artists.  There are a lot of modern pieces of art including a radio tower that was amazing.  The radios had different music coming from each of them though it didn’t sound bad.  It was one of my favorite pieces of art, other than the paintings.

I was very surprised by how much I loved Tate Modern.  I like art and I think I can appreciate it though I never expected to fall in love with this museum the most.

Walking out of the Tate Modern Museum I had a new appreciation for art.

 

 

 

 

Museum of London

Very informative, fun and all about my favorite city, London.

 

Of course, I knew I would love the Museum of London, it was all about my favorite city, London.

I didn’t take a lot of pictures inside the museum.  I was enjoying the tour so much, I was so interested in what I was seeing and learning.  I love that I was living in the moment, enjoying where I was though I have since forgotten some things in the museum because I don’t have the pictures to remind me.  The museum was interactive and easy to explore, I was learning and having fun at the same time.

The exhibits included Medieval and Roman London.  With the London Pass instead of getting the audio guide I chose to see the exhibition that usually costs money, the exhibition was about the Great Fire of London in 1666.  It was a great exhibit, educational and fun, well as much fun as a fire that lasted three days, destroyed over 70,000 houses, 87 churches and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

 

 

There is a room with mannequins dressed in very elaborate costumes showing fashion through the years, including a pirate ship hat, which I doubt was actually a trend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion in London over the years.  I of course fell in love with this Beatles dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there more you want to hear about the museums I went to?  Are you interested in hearing about my trips to the Natural History Museum, the British Museum or the National Gallery?

 

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