We have already discovered the ten largest museums in the world, but what about only ones here in the UK? With so many museums to choose from I guess it was inevitable, there was going to be some giant museums on this list…
The Top 10 Largest Museums in the UK
10 – National Railway Museum, York (Gallery Space: 25,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: The National Railway Museum is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
9 – Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Holywood (Gallery Space: 25,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is situated in Cultra, Northern Ireland, about 6.8 miles east of the city of Belfast. It comprises two separate museums, the Folk Museum and the Transport Museum.
8 – David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre (Gallery Space: 31,972 sq ft)
Wiki Info: The David Livingstone Centre is a biographical museum in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, dedicated to the life and work of the explorer and missionary David Livingstone. The centre is operated by the David Livingstone Trust and is housed in a category A listed building.
7 – Black Country Living Museum, Dudley (Gallery Space: 32,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: The Museum opened to the public in 1978, and has since added over 50 shops, houses and other industrial buildings from around the Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall and the City of Wolverhampton (collectively known as the Black Country).
6 – Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Doncaster (Gallery Space: 36,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: Doncaster Museum opened in 1964 to display collections of natural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art. The building also houses the Regimental Museum of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
5 – Tate Britain, London (Gallery Space: 110,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: It is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner, who bequeathed all his own collection to the nation. It is one of the largest museums in the country.
4 – National Gallery, London (Gallery Space: 110,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
3 – Tate Modern, London (Gallery Space: 133,760 sq ft)
Wiki Info: Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark.
2 – British Museum, London (Gallery Space: 277,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works of art.
1 – Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Gallery Space: 320,000 sq ft)
Wiki Info: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.