Close search

Book a tour

Must-See Museums for Students Attending A Level Colleges in London

City guide 5 July 2017

Visiting a museum can be the perfect activity for curious A level students. They can be both fun and educational, offering visitors a chance to learn more about important subjects such as science, history, and art in a relaxed environment as they explore fascinating exhibits and collections.

If you are looking for great museums, there is no better place than London. There are over 200 in the city covering a range of diverse areas, and each one offers its own unique treasures to explore. Many offer low ticket prices or even free admission, as well unique activities, exhibitions, and guided tours.

Here are a few of the best and most well-known museums in the city.

A Visit to the British Museum is Essential for Students in A Levels Programs

Located in Bloomsbury, just a short walk from the CATS London building, The British Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. It was founded in 1753, and its collection has grown to include over 8 million works from famous civilisations throughout history, such as Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, as well as more modern artefacts from various cultures around the world.

Some of the most well-known pieces include the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and the Mummy of Katebet. Although they sometimes charge for special exhibitions, admission to the museum is free. Additionally, while it is impossible to see everything in one day, its convenient location means that students in A Levels programs at CATS can return again and again.

The Tate Modern Will Amaze Students at A Level Colleges in London 

Just a short Tube ride from CATS London on the banks of the Thames, the Tate Modern is extremely unique. It is far more vibrant and colourful than most museums, and features an eclectic mix of interesting and unusual modern art paintings, sculptures, and installations.

Some of the most famous artists in the Tate collection include Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. The museum also hosts a range of great events, including tours, talks from guest speakers, and films.

The Tate Modern features works of art by Picasso and Warhol

Students Will Find a Whole Universe to Explore at the Science Museum

Students who are studying science subjects at A level colleges in London will find plenty to enjoy at The Science Museum in South Kensington. The seven-storey building features a variety of scientific artefacts, interactive exhibitions, and even its own 3D IMAX cinema.

Some of the highlights include the command module from the Apollo 10 space mission, an RAF aeroplane flight simulator, and the first ever Apple computer. The museum also organises special exhibitions and activities regularly, so there is always something new to do and see.

Students will Find the Churchill War Rooms to be a Unique Experience

The Churchill War Rooms in Westminster might not be as easy for students to spot as some of the other museums in this list. During German bomb attacks on London in World War II, these underground bunkers were used as the offices of the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his advisors.

After the war ended, they were abandoned and forgotten about for many years. When they were reopened in 1984, all the rooms were exactly as they had been left in 1945, including the maps, beds, and even the paperwork on the desks. A perfectly preserved piece of world history, this unique museum will provide students with a fascinating and insightful experience.

The Churchill War Rooms are located underground in Westminster

Are you looking for fast track A levels at a school located close to many museums and sites?

Contact CATS today to find out more about our courses.   

<< View all blog articles

Sign up to our monthly newsletter