Museums in west London
A list of top 9 museums in west London
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Article by Link School of English in west London
West London museums
1. Gannersbury Park Museum
The Gannersbury Park Museum is located Regency style building which used to be a residence of the famous Rothschild banking family from 1835. Today the museum houses a superb display of social history which reflects colourful social life of the Rothschilds. The exhibition also includes local archaeological finds, interesting items related to local business history as well as Rothschild coaches, costumes, and the original Victorian kitchens. The museum is surrounded by a large park with gardens, woods and lakes; sports facilities (tennis courts, football, mini golf and cricket pitches).
Some attractions are available only during the summer season.
Location: Popes Lane, Acton, London, W3
2. London Museum of Water and Steam
London Museum of Water and Steam tells the story of London’s water supply and exhibits working steam pumping. The best time to visit are weekends as the Steam Hall rotative engines are only in steam most weekends, with the Cornish engines only running on selected weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays. During weekends visitors may also ride London’s only narrow gauge railway.
Location: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, TW8 0EN
3. Hampton Court
Hampton Court is a royal palace build in medieval times and developed in baroque. It was a residence of Henry VIII and other English kings. The palace is surrounded by delightful gardens and extensive woodlands.
Location: East Molesey, KT8 9AU
4. Boston Manor House
Boston Manor is a Jacobean manor house from 1623. Located in a park with a small a lake and magnificent cedar trees.
It contains State Rooms, the Dining Room and Library which are open to visitors. You can see there superb 17th century decorated plaster ceilings, more than eighty paintings with historic views of Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth as well as portraits previous owners.
Location: Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9JX
5. London Motorcycle Museum
This is London’s only motorcycle museum. It is set in part of the old Ravenor Farm, next to Ravenor Park in Greenford. The museum holds over 60 exhibits and, what’s interesting, offers advice on restoring motorcycles.
Location: Ravenor Farm, Oldfield Lane South, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 9LB
6. World Rugby Museum & Twickenham Stadium Tour
Twickenham Stadium is the most important rugby venue in England. It also houses England Rugby and the World Rugby Museum (WRM). A real treat for rugby fans.
For more information about the stadium and museum, please visit the website www.englandrugby.com/museum
Location: Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1DZ
7. Headstone Manor Museum
The museum holds a collection of archaeology and social history objects from the Roman times to the present day. It also covers Harrow’s industrial past: collection from the Kodak factory, the Whitefriar’s glass factory, and the Hamilton’s paint factory.
Location: Headstone Manor, Pinner View, Harrow, London, HA2 6PX
8. Musical Museum
The Musical Museum is a house to an impressive, one of the world’s foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments. The exhibition contains clockwork music boxes, the ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, as well as a comprehensive array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, residence organs and violin players.
Location: 399 High Street, Brentford, London, TW8 0DU
If you would like to explore more museums in west London, Link School of English is just a short tube ride to South Kensinghton, where you can visit Victoria and Albert museum, The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum.