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Best Museums and Art Galleries In West London

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in West London in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 167 West London museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Please note the kids play area is currently closed, and there is newly adapted technology in place due to COVID-19. If you think The Postal Museum is...

Museum of Brands

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Brands is  a treasure trove of retro design and memories including Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo Cubes, Mars Bar...

Design Museum

  • Kensington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Design Museum is dedicated to contemporary design in all its forms, from industrial and product design to graphics, fashion and architecture. Familie...

The Natural History Museum

  • Kensington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Not only is the Natural History Museum an iconic landmark, but a passport to the wildest parts of the world and millions of years of history. Prepare...

Science Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get hands-on and get lost in this interactive scientific adventure at The Science Museum in London. Home to human ingenuity this is a mini scientists...

Japan House London

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Interested in Japanese culture? You should definitely stop by Japan House - the cultural home of Japan in London. Located at the heart of the capital...

Chelsea FC Museum Tour

  • Chelsea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

You’ll get a kick out of this day out! Take a trip to the Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour and see how The Blues have changed in over a century of...

Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Kensington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Free Art Fun for all the family at the Victoria and Albert Museum! There are family events during school holidays and on some other days too. Family...



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Fulham Palace

  • Fulham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Enjoy a day out at the historic grounds of Fulham Palace on the River Thames. Built in 658, this stately house has been the country residence of the...

Saatchi Gallery

  • Chelsea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Admission to the Saatchi Gallery is free and free guided tours and workshops are available for groups if booked via the Education Department. On Sund...

National Army Museum

  • Chelsea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

National Army Museum is a place where both you and the kids can spend hours without getting bored. Explore the themed rooms and discover the history...

The Wallace Collection

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Love art? If you’re on a family trip to London, you should definitely make a stop at the Wallace Collection. This magnificent gallery is located on a...

Royal Hospital Chelsea

  • Chelsea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Do something different on your next family day out and experience an amazing piece of history with a visit to Royal Hospital Chelsea. This little-kno...

London Museum of Water & Steam

  • Brentford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Come and discover the story of London's water supply, with an interactive waterworks gallery and working historic engines. London Museum of water and...

The Musical Museum

  • Brentford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Musical Museum is a dreamlike assortment of automatic instruments, including reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs an...

London Transport Museum

  • Covent Garden
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Does your little one have a need for speed? Take them for a great day of family fun and interactive adventure at the London Transport Museum. All abo...

Pump House Gallery

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Introduce your kids to the wonderful world of art at Pump House Gallery in London and discover the best on the contemporary art scene. Visitors of al...

The Queens Gallery

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Queen's Gallery features more historic art than you can shake a sceptre at, great for artistic and imaginative kids. Family Activity Bags are fre...

Royal Academy of Arts

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Royal Academy of Arts they offer a warmly welcoming environment for families and encourage children and adults to learn together! There are fr...

The Guards Museum

  • Mayfair
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Guards Museum is an excellent place to take your little (and large!) military buffs, plus anyone who would like to find out about the role of Foo...

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