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Culture can be an expensive hobby at times but there is one thing that will not leave you in the red: museums. Visiting museums can prove rather inexpensive- you don’t have to spend lots.

Going to museums is a great way to see an era in a snapshot, where you get to see an abundance of historical and cultural artifacts for a small fee or in some cases for free whilst embracing great culture.

Like other cultural hubs such as Paris, Berlin and New York, London has some of the best museums to visit in the world. Here are 3 free museums that are worth seeing in London. If you love museums they will take your breath away!

Tate Modern

Tate Modern does what it says on the tin. It is for all lovers of modern art. Indeed modern is a very large category. So there have been collections of well-known last century artists such as Picasso and Joan Miró at Tate Modern. Although Tate Modern showcases the most current offerings from the art world, the 'Tate' establishment has an interesting history. It first opened in 1897 and had just one site showing a small collection of British artworks. Today there are 4 major museums. To sum it up: British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art which includes nearly 70,000 artworks is shown. For paid exhibitions, expect to pay £16.50. 

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum was recently recognised for its amazing collation of natural history when it won Best of the Best in the Museums and Heritage Awards 2013. This should come as little surprise, the Natural History Museum is frequented by many visitors and is one of the most respected science research centres. The museum conserves the 'extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world' and has projects in more than 68 countries. The Natural History Museum is worth visiting if you love everything about Mother Nature or perhaps you just want to learn more about the earth and its history. Go now!

National Gallery

Based in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery has to be one of the most well-loved museums in London. If you enjoy spending hours and hours looking at art then you will love the National Gallery. The first paintings in the National Gallery collection were that of banker and collector John Julius Angerstein. Today the gallery showcases the national collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries.