internships london museums
Imperial War Museum
The IWM London is located in a historic building on Lambeth Road, just south of the River Thames. The museum tells the story of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth since World War One.
The Museum has five floors of galleries full of objects, artworks and personal stories from both world wars to recent conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan. There are three cafes at IWM London: The Bean Cafe on Level 6; The Snack Bar on Level 5; and The Exhibition Kitchen & Tearoom on Level 2 serving hot meals for lunch only (not breakfast).
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an absolute must-see for anyone visiting London. Located in South Kensington and opened in 1881, it features a huge collection of animals and fossils.
The museum is free to visit, which makes it an excellent choice for families with young kids who are looking to get out of the house without breaking the bank. There are also interactive exhibits that will keep kids occupied for hours, such as the Discovery Room where children can play with all sorts of stuffed animals and skeletons collected from around the world. The museum is open from 10am until 5:50pm Monday through Friday; on weekends and holidays they open at 9:45am and close at 6pm instead (with last admission at 4:30pm).
The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum in Bloomsbury, London, England. Its permanent collection of some eight million works comprises over thirteen million items from all continents, displayed in about 700 galleries. It is the largest museum in the United Kingdom and one of the largest museums in the world. Its collections include:
- Africa, Oceania and Australia;
- Medieval Europe (including Anglo-Saxon goldsmithing);
- Medieval Sculpture (displayed on Oxford Street);
- Asia Galleries;
The Science Museum
The Science Museum offers internships in three areas:
- Exhibitions. This is the most popular area for interns, as it involves working on exhibitions and developing new ideas.
- Collections. This group works with the museum’s collections, curating and cataloging items, researching objects and putting them on display to visitors.
- Research. The research group focuses on collecting and analyzing data to improve exhibits or create new ones.
The National Gallery
The National Gallery is one of the best-known art museums in the world. It is housed in a building that was originally built to be a palace, but which has been converted into an art gallery. The collection at the National Gallery includes more than 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900, with works by artists such as Nicolas Poussin, Rembrandt van Rijn and Claude Monet.
The National Gallery was founded in 1824 when Sir Robert Peel purchased 38 paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds for £100,000 (around £6 million today). One year later he gave his collection of 126 paintings to the nation on condition that it would always be on permanent display free of charge and open daily from 10am until 6pm (except Sundays).
Located just south of the Thames, the Somerset House is a museum that has been around since the 18th century. It was built on land belonging to Henry Cavendish, and it opened in 1771. The exhibition space was destroyed by fire during World War II, but was rebuilt in 1946. Most recently, Somerset House has held exhibitions about fashion design and British contemporary art.
In addition to its main exhibition space, which houses art and historic artifacts from across England’s history, the museum also contains an auditorium with seating for 250 guests as well as a restaurant that serves food ranging from traditional English fare like fish & chips to more modern dishes such as risotto balls made with mozzarella cheese and basil pesto sauce
London museums are amazing and you can get experience in them!
London museums are amazing and you can get experience in them! There are lots of museums to choose from, but the Museum of London is one of the biggest. You can apply for an internship at this museum and gain valuable skills while working alongside experts who will help you get your foot in the door. Another great museum is SOAS University of London, which offers internships throughout its departments such as Anthropology or Art History.