Museums and Galleries
Many museums and galleries in Britain, from
the National Gallery, Tate Gallery
and the British Museum onwards
are free, continuing an enlightened policy of providing education
and interest to everyone. Some Museums may make a charge however and
special exhibitions in free museums may be charged for, so it is wise
to check before setting out. Opening hours will vary but most will
e open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. It is rare for them
to be open in the evenings except for special events.
Many areas of the country will be rich in one particular
type of museum. It may be a particular art form or a specific industry
but you will find a wealth of museums in Britain as nowhere else in
the world from large local authority funded buildings to small endeavors
run by enthusiasts.
The best place on the Web to find opening hours
and details of collections in British museums and galleries is at
the 24 Hour Museum.
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council is government’s
agency for museums, galleries, libraries and archives, delivering
strategic leadership in England and in each of its regions.
Links to some important Museums:
National Portrait Gallery
National Maritime Museum
Victoria and Albert
National Railway Museum, York
Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery,
Wordsworth Trust, Cumbria