In a world capital for art and design such as London, there is no wonder why it may feel so overwhelming to find the perfect art museum. When there is so much inspiration in the city itself, join us and explore our selection of the Best Design and Art Museums in London.
Tate Modern holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Tate Modern is actually one of the largest art galleries on the planet and one of the most important modern art museums in the world.
Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of Brutalist architecture. Since its inaugural exhibition in 1968, the gallery has presented the work of many of the world’s most influential and inventive artists.
The Design Museum
The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. The museum is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the creative richness found in all forms of design, and its importance.
Fashion and Textile Museum
The Fashion and Textile Museum is the leading art museum in the UK dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design. The museum is committed to presenting varied, creative and engaging exhibitions, alongside an exciting selection of educational courses, talks, events and workshops.
The Whitechapel Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
David Gill Gallery
The David GIll Gallery exhibits work by internationally renowned artists working in design and art, many of whom cross over between disciplines. Artist works include: Zaha Hadid, Fredrikson Stallard, Jorge Pardo, Michele Oka Doner, Barnaby Barford, Yves Klein, Mattia Bonetti, David Chipperfield, Campana Brothers, José Yaque, Garouste & Bonetti, Lena Peters & Sebastian ErraZuriz.
Royal Academy of Art
Led by artists and architects for over 250 years, the Royal Academy of Art has making at its heart. Alongside world-class exhibitions in this art museum (including the world’s largest open-submission art show), their central London campus is home to Britain’s oldest art school.
South London Gallery
With a reputation for its programme of contemporary art exhibitions, film and performance events, the South London Gallery is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art space. Over the past decade the South London Gallery has featured solo exhibitions by established international figures, as well as those by younger and mid-career artists.
Championing new ideas in contemporary art since 1970, the Serpentine Gallery has presented pioneering exhibitions for half a century from a wide range of emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists of our time. Across two sites in London’s Kensington Gardens, this art museum presents a year-round, programme of exhibitions, architecture, education, live events and technological innovation, in the park and beyond.
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