Home to over 300 museums and galleries, London is still the big name destination everyone wants to visit and comes back to time and time again. The diversity of cultural attractions on offer in and around the capital is wide ranging, with opportunity to discover little-known facts about anything and everything. From the world's largest maritime museum, one of the finest collections of Ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, a 26-metrelong dinosaur to old London buses, learn more about the history of London and the world, nature and science, and explore incredible collections of memorabilia and artefacts from a whole range of different subjects, both mainstream and the curious and lesser-known. Major venues such as the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Natural History Museum. Science Museum and National Gallery are just a sample of great attractions with incredible collections which spearhead the draw for domestic and international visitors alike. The Science Museum is home to one of the world's most magnificent collections of science, industry, technology and medicine, and one of London's most hands-on and interactive museums. With over 145 galleries and over four million items to explore, The Victoria and Albert (The V & A) Museum is one of the most influential museums of decorative and applied arts in the world. Located in the heart of historic Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum houses the most important collection of objects relating to the history of Britain at sea. The collection, partly housed in former royal palace Queen's House, dates back to 1823 and features some 300 portraits, paintings and artefacts.

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