Explore London’s Free Museums Near Paddington


One of the most popular west London neighbourhoods, Paddington is located between Notting Hill and the West End. It is famous for its grand station, quaint garden squares, beautiful canals and of course, the charismatic Paddington Bear. If you want to explore the vibrant neighbourhood, include the world-renowned museums near Paddington that take you on an immersive journey, exploring the best of art, natural history, and the world’s richest cultures, all for free!

Plan your holiday and discover comfort and luxury at the Chilworth Hotel London, a classic London cityscape, moments away from the capital’s best museums, iconic attractions, and memorable experiences. Read on, get inspired and take your pick of the best free museums to explore in London.

Natural History Museum 

Take an immersive journey to learn about planet history, at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, only moments away from your stay at a luxe accommodation in Paddington London. Admire the massive blue whale skeleton, learn about fossils at the world-leading Dinosaur Gallery and don’t miss out on one-of-a-kind exhibitions at the free museum. Look out for the museum’s incredible exhibitions like The Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre, which are sure to leave you awe-inspired. If you’re travelling with your family or friends, look out for the museum’s exciting events and activities, including a behind-the-scenes tour, yoga and more!

Pro tip: Enjoy a differentiated experience, exploring the quaint Images of Nature Gallery with prints and paintings spanning 350 years, displayed in calm low lighting.

Victoria & Albert Museum 

London’s V & A Museum is the world’s leading art and design museum, dedicated to the power of creativity. Explore a treasure trove of 2.3 million outstanding objects including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, fashion, sculpture, painting, and architecture, from around the world.

Look out for the iconic museum’s blockbuster temporary exhibitions and head in for an unforgettable experience at the museum’s latest Tropical Modernism exhibition!

Science Museum 

Welcoming over three million visitors annually, the Science Museum, easily accessible from premier hotels near Paddington Station London, is a must-visit. Explore over 15,000 objects on display including a world-famous Soyuz spacecraft module and a real piece of moon! Fuel your imagination at spectacular interactive galleries and complete your experience as you enjoy immersive 3D shots with heart-pounding audio at the museum’s in-house IMAX screenings.

Visit the museum’s iconic Space Gallery and spot a full-sized replica of the lander ‘Eagle’ that took astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong to the moon in 1969.

British Museum 

Discover millions of years of human history at the British Museum in Bloomsbury, showcasing human knowledge and cultural treasures in all forms. Explore the museum’s 60 spellbinding galleries and travel from Ancient Greece to Africa and Roman Britain to Medieval Europe with the free museum’s collection featuring Parthenon Sculptures, Rosetta Stone, and Egyptian Mummies.

Pro tip: Keep an eye out for the museum’s incredible temporary exhibitions and attend the latest Life in the Roman Army exhibition for an experience to remember!

London’s best historical and cultural experiences await you! So, start planning your visit now and maximise your experience with our Paddington hotel’s special offers, for great savings on a luxurious stay!