London: The National Gallery & Science Museum Review (2020).

Do you ever just get the urge to do some exploring and learning simultaneously? Well, I do!

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London is definitely one of the most major cities close to me that has an enormous amount of museums to offer – all of which have their own purpose. As I had never been to either of these before, I decided to check them both out. Also, I decided to check these out for one of my university modules, so it was a WIN-WIN situation.

The National Gallery 

The National Gallery is a major tourist attraction in Trafalgar Square in Central London. It was founded in 1824 and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is an art museum that displays a range of different paintings, drawings, and photographs. An art museum or gallery like this is a building or space that displays art, usually from the museum’s own collection that is open for the public to view. They can also be used for multi-purposes including, artistic activities, performance art music concerts, poetry readings, and many others.

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum as the artworks were just exceptionally brilliant. I loved all of the large-scale ones as they were just so beautiful and quite breath-taking. The National Gallery is a very beautiful museum inside and outside as it is a traditional museum, large and very open-spaced inside. I really liked having a look at what they have to offer and I highly recommend that if you are a lover for art, you too will enjoy it!

The Science Museum 

The Science Museum is a major tourist attraction on Exhibition Road in London. It specializes in science and technology, but more specifically on the history of science and how technology has made an impact on the development of science. The museum has developed significantly since it first opened as there were mostly static displays of objects, but now many of the displays are designed for the visitors to participate. It is beneficial for educational museums to display a range of displays in many forms as individuals learn differently from one another. It is a prime example of how the development of technology can encourage the audience’s participation which can enhance active engagement.

The Science Museum is a very fascinating museum that has a wide variety of interactive and immersive sections for children and adults to visualize how such things became possible. I absolutely loved visiting the Science museum, especially the space section as it was interesting and visually pleasing to look at. It was very educational, as well as insightful to see how technology and science have developed over the years. They also have the opportunity for visitors to try their new 360 virtual reality and Tim Peake simulation to capture the audience’s engagement, as well as demonstrate what it would be like.

I 100% recommend these museums, especially if you want to explore and have a good time.