Where to Experience and Revel in Art this Christmas Season in the UK

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The British Museum Credit: Wikimedia

Christmas is already here and there are fun zones you probably marked for your holiday season. But have you thought of a walk through an array of art that stimulates your sense of creativity and liveliness? Relax, this article will help you fall in love with some museums of art to complete your Christmas celebrations.

From the British Museum to the Victoria and Albert Museum, you can immerse yourself in exquisite arts, cultural and historical sites in the United Kingdom.

Below are listed museums and galleries that will excite you with art masterpieces.

British Museum

Of course! There will be no list without the British Museum. The centre provides you with a wide range of cultures across the globe. You will be thrilled with art pieces dating back to the pre-twentieth century to the present. To make your visit to the museum extremely fun and easy, book your tickets early and plan your activity. Knowing what you want to see when you visit the British Museum could be another plus for smooth viewing.

Located at Bloomsbury, the museum is home to famous pieces like the Rosetta Stone, the key that unlocked ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Michelangelo’s Study for Adam painting, and The Parthenon Sculptures. 

The National Gallery

Right at Trafalgar Square, London, is a museum that offers unique insight into over 2000 paintings from the 13th to 19th centuries. What is more intriguing is its free entry policy. Find yourself at the National Gallery this Christmas and revel in the best of arts.

The National Gallery houses Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks, Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck, and the Water-Lily Pond by Claude Monet.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Built in 1852 and formerly known as the South Kensington Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum was named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert for his role in the museum’s establishment.

Sightseeing at this museum will open you up to several quintessential displays of art. The museum is regarded as “the world’s greatest collection of the decorative arts”.

As with other national British museums, entry is free. The V&A as it is popular called holds collections of ceramics, costumes, jewellery, and medieval objets. This space is the best place to be this Christmas.

Roman Baths

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas by visiting the Roman Baths Museum. Water has a way of calming the nerves, hence, imagine yourself immersed in the sounds of calm, still-flowing water. This will drown all the noise and weariness of 2023.

Even though bathing in the Roman Baths has been banned, it is essential to visit and understand the Roman Britain era.

The Roman Baths have been in existence for over 2000 years after it was constructed between 60 and 70 AD by Romans.  It is further preserved in four features; “the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House, and a museum that holds artefacts from Aquae Sulis”.

Seize the opportunity to absorb and learn about over 200 million years of history in the museums and galleries mentioned above.

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