Museums In Kensington

Museums In Kensington

There’s plenty to do for all age groups when considering all the various sites and activities in Kensington. This article brings to you a selection of our favourite museums to add to your bucket list during your stay in the Royal Borough.


Natural History Museum

Bring history to life at the Natural History Museum. The Museum has a huge archive of 80 million specimens and only a fraction of it goes on display. You can find skeletons from the dinosaur age and even diamonds from the moon. With such a wide selection of collections for you to see, The Natural History Museum is the perfect destination for a family day out.

Location: Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD


Science Museum

If you are looking to get your mind blown by the history and stories behind the universe’s largest and smallest objects, the Science Museum is the destination for you. At the Science Museum, you can discover the truth behind historic events and practices ranging from the Titanic to Military Medicine. The Science Museum holds the answers to any questions you have in mind about how it all came about.

Location: Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD


The Clockmakers’ Museum

The Clockmakers’ Museum is located on the second floor of the Science Museum. A place where you can view a staggering collection of 1000 watches, 80 clocks, a mapped history of watch innovation and clock making in London from 1600 to the present day and so much more!

Location: 2nd floor, The Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD


Design Museum

The Design Museum is the perfect destination for the creative soul – watch a 3D printer in action, take part in an interactive design workshop, or discover some extraordinary architecture – just a handful of all the amazing things to see and do here! Or if you would rather enjoy a slice of cake instead, you can pay a visit to the Museum’s resident Searcys cafe!

Location: 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG


Leighton House Museum

Known for being one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, Leighton House Museum is located in Kensington. It was home to Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830 – 1896). Now open to the public, the museum houses a collection of paintings and sculptures by Leighton and his contemporaries. It was built to Leighton’s own precise requirements and he grew it into his very own ‘private palace of art.’

Location: 12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington, London W14 8LZ


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Source: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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