UK is one of the top tourist destinations in the world that offer so much history and culture, and museums in the UK is a definite highlight for anyone traveling there. Many museums in UK charge an entrance fee, which is of course worth paying. Now there are two new additions to the list. Best part is these museums don’t charge a penny to enter. They are the Museum of Liverpool and National Museum of Scotland. So add these to your list of UK attractions when you plan your trip to UK.
Free-Entry Museums In The UK
The Museum of Liverpool
The Museum of Liverpool is the latest addition to Britain’s tourist attractions. Designed by architects from 3XN, it has cost approximately £72 million. The museum spreads over 8,000 square meters and houses more than 6,000 objects. This make the Museum of Liverpool the largest city museum in the world and the largest newly built national museum in Britain. On the day of opening (19 July 2011) there have been 13,234 visitors.
This latest museum of England focuses on showcasing Liverpool’s unique contributions to the world. It includes everything from the city’s history to its heritage, especially its place in pop culture. If you are a fan of Beatles, you will very well appreciate the Beatles’ items, which is one of the highlights of Liverpool museum. There is also a Totem Pole, World War I items and a Steam Locomotive.
National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland was formed in 2006 with the merger of Museum of Scotland. It has re-opened on 29 July 2011 after spending £47 million to restore, redesign and extend the building.
This UK museum has collections ranging from antiques, UK & world culture, technology, science and history. There are 16 new galleries to walk around and view things like the 12-foot long ‘feast bowl’ from the Cook Islands, minerals from the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and a working steam engine. Other highlights include stuffed body of Dolly the sheep, Ancient Egyptian exhibitions and one of Elton John’s extravagant suits. If that is not enough, there are over 8,000 objects on display so be prepared to spend many hours. Entry to National Museum of Scotland is free.