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29 Decorative Arts & Design
museums in London

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Chiswick House

Chiswick House is among the first glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture.

West LONDON

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Cinema Museum

Devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex.

Central LONDON

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Design Museum

One of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.

Central LONDON

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Dorich House Museum

Striking 1930s former studio home of Russian sculptor Dora Gordine and her scholar husband Richard Hare.

Outer LONDON

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Emery Walker's House, 7 Hammersmith Terrace

The Georgian building with the last authentic Arts and Crafts interior in Britain.

West LONDON

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Fenton House

Former 17th century merchant's home with a walled garden, classic Georgian furniture and harpischord collections.

North LONDON

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Ham House

This rare and atmospheric 17th-century house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond.

Outer LONDON

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Kingston Museum

A large and varied collection of local interest and the life of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge

Outer LONDON

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Leighton House Museum

Former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton.

West LONDON

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London Film Museum

Exhibitions and artefacts dedicated to the British film industry, including major international blockbusters filmed in the UK.

Central LONDON

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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

The history of consumer culture from Victorian times to the present day described through 12,000 items.

West LONDON

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New London Architecture

Located at The Building Centre with a focus for debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in London.

Central LONDON

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Ranger's House

An elegant Georgian villa built in 1723 for Admiral Francis Hosier and where the Greenwich Meridian line passes through its grounds.

South LONDON

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Red House

The only house commissioned, created and lived in by Arts & Crafts movement founder, William Morris.

Outer LONDON

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Smythson Stationery Museum

Located at the back of their New Bond Street shop, the museums displays stationery memorabilia and stamps dating back to 1887.

Central LONDON

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Southside House

Grade II listed, 17th century house features rare examples of 17th century furniture, and memorabilia connected to the Pennington family.

South LONDON

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The British Museum

One of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. With over 8 million objects in an area of 13 acres.

Central LONDON

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The Cartoon Museum

The only place of its kind in the UK dedicated to collecting and displaying original British cartoons and comics.

Central LONDON

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The Fan Museum

Set in two grade II listed buildings dating from the 1720s that have been sensitively restored to their original grandeur in order to exhibit these wonderful items in suitably lavish surroundings.

South LONDON

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The Foundling Museum

Discover the stories of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children, revealed through poignant artefacts.

Central LONDON

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The Geffrye Museum

Eleven period rooms spanning 1600 to the present day, tell the story of how homes have changed over 400 years.

Central LONDON

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The Horniman Museum & Gardens

The Arts and Crafts style building boasts a treasury of over 300,000 objects. Including an aquarium, stuffed animal and musical instrument collections.

South LONDON

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The Stephens Collection

The life story of Henry ‘Inky’ Stephens with fascinating artefacts and memorabilia from the history of the man, to his business and passions.

North LONDON

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The Twickenham Museum

Told, is the rich history of Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons. Reached via a pleasant riverside walk from Richmond.

Outer LONDON

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The Wandle Industrial Museum

The museum tells the stories of the different industries that used the River Wandle. Such as Young’s Brewery, William Morris and Liberty’s.

Outer LONDON

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UCL Art Museum

An impressive collection encompassing Turner and Rembrandt etchings and student work from the Slade School of Art.

Central LONDON

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V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum

Founded in 1852, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.

West LONDON

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William Morris Gallery

This grade II listed, Georgian building was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856.

East LONDON

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William Morris Society - Kelmscott House Museum

William Morris's beautiful 18th century house on the banks of the River Thames from 1878 to 1896.

West LONDON