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British Airways: Top 5 Museums To Visit In The UK

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British Airways rounds up the top five museums to visit in London, Manchester and Northern Ireland.

Steeped in rich history, the United Kingdom makes an ideal travel destination for those looking for a great cultural experience. With British Airways’ flight and four-night hotel accommodation packages starting from SGD 1,403 per person, travellers can take advantage of this to have a glimpse of UK’s best museums to visit.

Here is the list of top five museums to visit in the UK by British Airways:

  1. British Museum, London  

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Renowned for its extensive collection of over eight million artefacts and art spanning across centuries and cultures, the British Museum is the “grand old dame” of museums which opened since 1759. Some high-profile collections include the Rosetta Stone, the Townley collection of classical sculpture and the Parthenon sculptures.

Admission is free and the museum is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm.

  1. Tate Modern, London

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The mecca for contemporary art enthusiasts, Tate consists of four major sites – Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.  The museum is housed in a de-commissioned power station, and the gallery itself is a work of modern art with its beautiful brickwork and concrete wooden staircases. Occupying seven floors of gallery space, a must-see at Tate Modern is located on Level 5 – featuring works of art from Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Admission to Tate Modern is free except for special exhibitions. Opening hours are from 10am to 6pm (Saturday to Thursday); 10am to 10pm (Friday to Saturday).

  1. London Transport Museum

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Learn more about London’s transport heritage over the last 200 years with a visit to the London Transport Museum at Covent Garden. From the iconic red double-decker buses to the complex network of London Underground, visitors can even experience being a conductor for the day by driving one of the trains. A family play zone is also available at the museum, featuring a fleet of mini vehicles for the younger ones to play on. Visitors can also conveniently stop by the Upper Deck Café to grab a bite.

Admission to the London Transport Museum is priced at £17.00 per adult. The museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

  1. The National Football Museum, Manchester

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Home to two of the most renowned English Premier League clubs, a must-visit for football fans is the city of Manchester. Located in the bustling centre of Manchester is the National Football Museum, which opened in 2001 and boasts the largest collection of football memorabilia available. With over 2,500 objects on display, visitors may find balls, boots and jerseys as well as the prestigious FIFA collection at the museum. On top of that, visitors can take part in various interactive games which include the notorious penalty shootout!

Admission is free and the museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

  1. Titanic Museum Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Located on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built, the Titanic Museum Belfast serves as a memorial to the city’s maritime heritage. Shaped like a ship’s bow, a tour around the iconic building will transport visitors back in time as the story of RMS Titanic is re-told. With innovative and interactive galleries, visitors can look forward to a fresh and insightful take on the Titanic story.

Admission fee starts from £7.25 per child and £17.00 per adult. Opening hours are from 10am to 5pm daily.

Travellers flying from Singapore can now fly to London on British Airways’ daily Airbus A380 service. For more information, visit ba.com

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