Museum Mile

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Museum Mile

Museum Mile London is the home of 14 fascinating museums in London, in the area between Bloomsbury to the north and the Embankment on the River Thames to the south. Here you will find valuable treasures, collections and artefacts from both the UK and around the world.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Museum Mile.



What's it all about

With over a million objects among the most famous and quirky of London’s Museums, Museum Mile aims to spark people’s curiosity, enticing them to explore new works, stories and spaces, amongst collections that capture every interest.

Whether you’re fascinated by vintage vehicles housed in the London Transport Museum, to viewing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East at Brunei Gallery, you’re guaranteed to find a rich mix of culture and history. Museum Mile also provides a space for museum staff to connect, collaborate and share ideas.

What can I expect to see?

The Museum Mile route includes Woburn Place, Russell Square, Southampton Row, Kingsway and the Aldwych. Along this route, you will visit some of London’s finest museums and related cultural institutions with prized collections. Museum Mile includes institutes such as:

The British Museum
The Brunei Gallery
SOAS The Cartoon Museum
Charles Dickens Museum
The Courtauld Gallery
The Foundling Museum
Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons
Museum of Freemasonry
London Transport Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum
University College London
Wellcome Collection

Where is Museum Mile located?

Museum Mile surrounds the Crescent Hotel, meaning you have close and easy access to the heart and soul of London’s history and culture.

How do I get there from the Crescent Hotel

When you exit the hotel, turn right then right again onto Marchmont Street. Then hang right onto Tavistock place and proceed half a mile down the road until you make a right onto the A4200 and Woburn Place. This is a good starting point for the mile. With so many museums to choose from, check this map from University College London to decide on where to begin your cultural adventure.