Last updated November 29th, 2020
Westminster Abbey Chapter House Museum is housed in a magnificent Norman under croft and was built by the royal masons in 1250. The Abbey’s famous collection of Royal and other effigies forms the centrepiece of the exhibition. Other items on display include replicas of coronations and medieval glass, sculptures and wall paintings depicting scenes from the apocalypse. The museum only accepts cash a method of payment, but the bookshop accepts all methods of payment.
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Located in the basement of a government building in the heart of London, the Cabinet War Rooms were hurriedly converted on the eve of the Second World War to emergency underground accommodation to protect the Prime Minister and the British Government against air attack. In operational use from 27 August 1939 to the Japanese surrender in 1945, these rooms were to become the vital nerve-centre used by Winston Churchill, his War Cabinet and the Chiefs of Staff of Britain’s armed forces.
The 12 Star Gallery shows work which celebrate the creativity and cultural diversity of the European Union.
The Tate Britain is the national gallery of British and International modern art. The main British collection spanning The Renaissance age through to the present day remains at the Millbank. It holds the greatest collection of British art in the world, including works by Blake, Gilbert and George, Hirst, Hockney and Turner. The gallery is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art, and helps promote interest in British art internationally. Admission is free.
The National Gallery is home to around 2000 pictures from Western European painters dating as far back as the early 13th century including Turner, Van Gogh and Picasso. Admission to the museum is free.
Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery is home to a large collection of portraits of famous people, dating from the Tudor period. Paintings include Henry VIII, Edward VI, William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell. Admission is free.
Quaker Gallery doubles up as an art gallery and a venue for Quaker meetings.