Contact details for museums in the borough

  • 18 Stafford Terrace 
    Tel: Monday to Friday: 020 7602 3316
    18 Stafford Terrace W8 7BH
    Description: The home of Edward Linley Sambourne, the Punch cartoonist and his family. Now a unique museum offering a chance to see a fully preserved Victorian family dwelling....

  • Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women 
    Tel: 020 8202 2323
    Shield House Harmony Way NW4 2BZ
    Description: Charitable organisation working to ensure the welfare of Jewish ex-servicemen & women. ...

  • Baden Powell House
    Tel: 020 7584 7031
    Queen's Gate SW7 5JS
    Description: Exhibition of Robert Baden-Powell founder of Scout and Guide movements. Also contains a hostel....

  • British Postal Museum & Archive
    Tel: 020 7239 2570
    Freeling House Phoenix Place WC1X 0DL
    Description: The BPMA is the leading resource for all aspects of British postal history, preserving and celebrating four centuries of the Royal Mail....

  • Carlyle's House
    Tel: 020 7352 7087
    24 Cheyne Row SW3 5HL
    Description: The Chelsea home of Victorian writer Thomas Carlyle who was known as 'The Sage of Chelsea'....

  • Chelsea Physic Garden
    Tel: 020 7352 5646 (ex.28)
    66 Royal Hospital Road SW3 4HS
    Description: Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden that is set behind walls on the bank of the Thames hence its reputation as London's "Secret Garden"...

  • Florence Nightingale Museum
    Tel: 020 7620 0374
    St Thomas' Hospital 2 Lambeth Palace Road SE1 7EW
    Description: Museum celebrating the life of Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Discover the woman behind the legend....

  • Friends of Leighton House Museum & Linley Sambourne House
    Tel: 020 7602 3316 ext. 306
    Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road W14 8LZ
    Description: The Friends act as ambassadors for the two houses. They organise and promote a programme of events and exhibitions at both houses, and support ongoing restoration and refurbishment work....

  • Handel House Museum
    Tel: 020 7495 1685
    25 Brook Street W1K 4HB
    Description: Museum celebrating the life and work of George Frideric Handel. This was Handel's home from 1723 until his death in 1759....

  • Kensington Palace State Apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
    Tel: 0844 482 7799
    The Broad Walk Kensington Gardens W8 4PX
    Description: Historic royal palace within Kensington Gardens...

  • Leighton House Museum
    Tel: 020 7602 3316
    12 Holland Park Road W14 8LZ
    Description: Museum...

  • Museum and Library of the Order of St John
    Tel: 020 7324 4005
    St John's Gate St John's Lane EC1M 4DA
    Description: Museum and library of the Order of St John. Discover the medical, religious and military roles of the Hospitallers; the history of St John's Gate and of St John Ambulance....

  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
    Tel: 020 7908 0880
    2 Colville Mews Lonsdale Road W11 2AR
    Description: Museum...

  • Museum of Fulham Palace
    Tel: 020 7736 3233
    Bishops Avenue SW6 6EA
    Description: Museum that tells the story of Fulham Palace, its history, gardens, architecture, archaeology and the lives of the Bishops of London....

  • National Army Museum
    Tel: 020 7730 0717
    Royal Hospital Road SW3 4HT
    Description: Discover the impact the British Army has had on the story of Britain,Europe and the world, and see how the actions of a few can effect the futures of many....

  • Natural History Museum
    Tel: 020 7942 5000
    Cromwell Road SW7 5BD
    Description: Museum of the natural world; there are a huge range of exhibits from animated dinosaurs to an earthquake experience...

  • Royal Hospital Chelsea
    Tel: 020 7881 5200
    Royal Hospital Road SW3 4SR
    Description: The world famous home of the Chelsea Pensioners - also housing a museum,landscaped gardens,post office and souvenir shop....

  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum
    Tel: 020 7881 5487
    Royal Hospital Road SW3 4SR
    Description: Museum of the famous Royal Hospital, Chelsea and its Chelsea Pensioners....

  • Science Museum
    Tel: 0870 870 4868 (bookings and enquiries)
    Tel: 020 7942 4446 (disability access line)
    Tel: 020 7942 4445 (minicom line)
    Tel: 020 7942 4777 (education bookings)
    Tel: 020 7942 4461(group guided tours - non education only)
    Exhibition Road SW7 2DD
    Description: National museum of humankind's greatest inventions and achievements...

  • The British Library Sound Archive
    Tel: 020 7412 7676
    96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
    Description: One of the largest sound archives in the world with over 1 million discs of music, oral history, drama, literature and wildlife sounds. There are also extensive holdings of books, periodicals,record company catalogues and discographies....

  • The Royal College of Music Museum of Instruments
    Tel: 020 7591 4346
    Prince Consort Road SW7 2BS
    Description: Internationally renowned collection of musical instruments...

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
    Tel: 020 7942 2000
    Cromwell Road SW7 2RL
    Description: National museum of art and design....

  • William Morris Society
    Tel: 020 8741 3735
    Kelmscott House 26 Upper Mall Hammersmith W6 9TA
    Description: Aims to promote interest in the life and work of William Morris through lectures and visits and the opening of its museum....