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Must visit museums in North London


Explore the must-visit museums in North London. This chic-urban and trendy part of town, dotted with memories of old London, is home to some of the best museums the city has to offer.

1. London Canal Museum

Learn about the fascinating past of London’s canals at the London Canal Museum. You’ll get an up close and personal understanding of the people who lived and worked in the waterways, the cargos carried and how the canals operated in the olden days.

2. Wellcome Collection

Explore the health and human experience at the Wellcome Collection. Through exhibitions, collections and live programming, this free museum and library aim to challenge how we all think and feel about health. The educational nature of this museum makes it perfect for a family day out or a half-term activity with the kids.

3. Markfield Beam Engine & Museum

Featuring a working Victorian steam engine, the Markfield Beam Engine & Museum offers plenty of free activities to inspire young engineers.

4. Keats House

Discover where the great poet John Keats lived, loved and got his inspiration. Keats House, or Wentworth Palace as it was known, is a place to explore the diversity of writers and writing in the romantic period.

5. Bruce Castle

Explore over 1,000 years of history and stories at this magnificent grade I listed 16th-century manor house. You’ll discover secrets of the Hare dynasty and see the mysterious Tudor Tower and learn about the acts of radicalism and reform by those who lived at Bruce Castle.

6. Freud Museum

Check out the final home of Sigmund Freud. The Freud Museum gives you behind-the-scenes access to the personal and professional world of the pioneer of psychoanalysis. And you get to see his famous chair in exactly the same condition as it was when he left.

7. Royal Air Force Museum

Head to the Royal Air Force Museum for a family fun day out. You can experience the flight simulator, sit in the cockpit of a Spitfire and enter the museum’s 4D theatre and more. And the best part is that admission is totally free.