ART GALLERIESBarbican Art Gallery
Barbican Centre, EC2.
(0171) 638 4141.
Mon, Wed-Sat 10.00-18.45; Tue 10.00-17.45; Sun 12.00-18.45.
Admission £4.50, child £2.50 (Mon-Fri after 17.00 all tickets £2.50).
Spacious gallery in the Barbican Arts Centre.
Courtauld Institute Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, WC2.
(0171) 873 2526.
Mon-Sat 10.00-18.00; Sun 14.00-18.00.
Admission £3, child £1.50.
The priceless Courtauld Collections of Old Master, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art on display in 11 galleries.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
College Road, SE21.
(0181) 693 5254.
Tue-Fri 10.00-17.00; Sat 11.00-17.00; Sun 14.00-17.00.
Admission £2, child free (admission free on Friday).
Designed by Victorian architect Sir John Soane, this is the first public art gallery in Britain.
South Bank, SE1.
(0171) 928 3144.
Thu-Mon 10.00-18.00; Tue, Wed 10.00-20.00.
Admission £5, child £3.50.
Temporary exhibitions of British and foreign art.
Hertford House, Manchester Sq., W1
(0171) 935 0687.
Marble Arch, Bond Street.
Sun. 2-5; closed Good Friday, May Day, Dec. 24-26, Jan. 1.
A serene 18th-century mansion that houses the Wallace Collection,
is as much a part of the appeal as the rich array of porcelain,
paintings, furniture, and sculpture.
The Mall, SW1.
(0171) 930 6844.
Piccadilly Circus or Charing Cross.
Admission £2, child £1.
Three interlinked galleries of temporary exhibitions from members of the Federation of British Artists.
Trafalgar Square, WC2.
(0171) 839 3321.
Mon-Sat 10.00-18.00; Sun 14.00-18.00.
Founded in 1824, now with over 2,000 works of art.
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, WC2.
(0171) 306 0055.
Mon-Sat 10.00-18.00; Sun 12.00-18.00.
Houses portraits of famous people in British history from the Tudors to the present day.
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1.
(0171) 799 2331.
St James's Park or Victoria.
Admission £3.50, child £2.
A selection of HM The Queen's valuable collection of paintings is on display in this gallery which was used as a conservatory until 1962.
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1.
(0171) 439 7438.
Admission £5.50, child £2.50.
Founded in 1768, it has major loan exhibitions throughout the year.
Sir John Soane's Museum
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
(0171) 405 2107.
Holborn, Temple, Chancery Lane.
Tue-Sat 10.00-5.00; closed national holidays.
Eccentric architect of the Bank of England, Sir John
Soane left his house to the nation on condition nothing be
changed, and the result is a phantasmagoria of colors,
unusual perspectives, and artifacts from many centuries.
(0171) 887 8000.
Mon-Sat 10.00-17.50; Sun 14.00-17.50.
National collections of British painting of all periods, modern foreign painting and modern scork inspired by the Upper Rhine and other German rivers such as the Elbe and the Danube.
Whitechapel Art Gallery
Whitechapel High Street, E1.
(0171) 522 7888.
Tue-Sun 11.00-17.00; Wed 11.00-20.00.
A contemporary gallery with a number of resident artists who give lectures and run workshops.
MUSEUMSThe British Museum
Great Russel Street, London WC1 3DG.
(0171) 636 1555
Tottenham Court Road, Russel Square, Holborn
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10.00-5.00, Sunday 2.30-6.00 Closed during the Christmas period, New Year's Day, Good Friday and the first Monday in May.
The Museum of London
London Wall EC2
(0171) 600 3699
St Paul's, Moorgate, Bank
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-6.00, Sunday 12.00-6.00
Admission Adults £3 Concessions £1.50 Underfives free, Family Ticket (two adults, three children) £7.50, Annual Ticket £6/£3
The Museum of Mankind
6 Burlington Gardens, London W1X 2EX.
(0171) 347 2224
Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00-5.00, Sunday 2.30-6.00
Closed during the Christmas period, New Year's Day, Good Friday and the first Monday in May.
The Museum of Moving Image
South Bank, SE1
(0171) 401 2636 (recorded 24h message)
Opening hours: Daily 10.00-6.00
Admission Adults £5.50; Children, OAP's, UB40's, disabled £4 Students £4.70
The National Maritime Museum with Queen's House and Old Royal Observatory
Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
(0181) 312 6565
Greenwich or Maze Hill (from Charing Cross or Cannon Street)
River Cruises from Westminster, Charing Cross, Tower Piers
Opening hours: 10.00-17.00 Monday-Sunday. All sites closed 24-26 December. Last admission 16.30
Admission Please telephone (0181) 858 4422
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
(0171) 938 9123
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00-5.50 Sunday 11.00-5.50
Admission Free - Monday to Friday 4.30-5.50; Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 5.00-5.50; Adults £4.50; Children & Concessions £2.20 Family Ticket (two adults, four children) £12
The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, SW2
(0171) 938 8008/8080
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00-6.00 Sunday 11.00-6.00
Admission Free 4.30-6.00 Adults £4.50; Children (5-15), OAP's, UB40's, Students £2.40. Disabled people and Underfives free.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd, SW7
(0171) 938 8500
Opening hours: Monday 12.00-5.00, Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-5.50
Admission Free, Donation of £4.50 Adults, £1 Concessions requested.
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