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Five great ideas for museum dates in London

Museums are great date venues for a few different reasons. For example:

  • You can tailor the length of the date by choosing a particular section of the museum.
  • You can quickly establish shared tastes and interests.
  • You can easily hold a conversation because they tend not to be the noisiest places.

Most museums also have a nice restaurant or coffee shop, so you could even choose to just grab a drink in nice surrounds.

Given that many museums are now choosing to hold events or special opening hours in the evening or later into the night, the idea of a museum as a nice, refined date venue is not likely to change any time soon.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options for museum dates in London – we’re incredibly well served. Here are five examples to get you started. We’ve tried to combine some of bigger museums and some lesser known ones.

Museum of London

If dating in a museum says something about life in London today, then why not explore the life and times of Londoners of yesteryear? The Museum of London is always an interesting place to visit. Part of the Barbican centre, its exhibits tell the tales of London’s inhabitants from prehistoric to modern times.

Cinema Museum

Based in Kennington, the Cinema Museum celebrates the film industry’s pre-multiplex glory days. Its collection celebrates the making, showing and consumption of movies, including artefacts, memorabilia and equipment from Victorian times to the present day.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A, in Brompton, holds an incredible amount of artefacts (more than 4.5 million in fact) with a strong focus on decorative arts and design. This incorporates ceramics, glass, textiles, fashion, jewellery, furniture, sculpture, prints and a host of other things. You could spend a whole day or more looking at everything, so why not target a particular room or collection for your date?

British Museum

Like the V&A, one of the more well-known museums and this list and, also like the V&A, one that you cannot do justice to in a single day. All the better for your date. Pick out something of interest and focus on that. That’s the beauty of free admission. The mummies and the Rosetta Stone are perhaps the star attractions, but there are millions of other exhibits to see.

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Doing your best to sell yourself on an early date? Don’t worry, so is your date. Perhaps the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, in Notting Hill, will be a source of inspiration for you both. The collection starts from the 1800s and runs through to the current day. You’ll be able to track the development of brands that are still well-known today, and see some that have been lost along the way.

Have we missed you favourite museum? Let us know below.

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Written by : Mary Balfour
- Posted in: Dating Tips, Helpful Tips
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