The Natural History Museum
- Stunning site that hides so much behind its simple front page.
Around The Museum' gives you an amazing set of 360 degree views, masses of interactive education pages, huge online image library, details of the expansion, the list is endless on this perfect site.
- Loads of paintings to view online.
You almost do not need to visit the gallery, the quality of the pictures is that good. Each has loads of biographical details, and a vast selection are available to look at online. A visit is needed though to see your favourites.
The Science Museum
- "A sprawling, fascinating site."
So much to see, so many different areas to explore. See the models of Da Vinci, the collections and the Wellcome Wing. Designed for easy browsing, but some illustrations may take a while to load.
National Maritime Museum
- Simple and effective.
Gives you the facts, but also allows you to see a vast number of the exhibits. Very well put together pages ensure that you will enjoy the visit to the site almost as much as the museum itself.
Imperial War Museum
- Dedicated to the wars of this century.
Good site that gives details of what is in the museum itself, and also has some online interactive pages to get you in the mood.
Museum of London
- London from its beginnning to the present day.
Describes a great deal of what is contained in the museum, but only shows a taster, so you'll want to visit. Good section of forthcoming events and exhibitions.
London Transport Museum
- History of public transport in the capital.
The site does not give much detail away, but what it does show looks very promising. Bright and colourful, the pages have few pictures yet still kept us reading.
- Some of the pages are still under construction.
There is nonetheless a vast amount of info still available, hence the rating. The site has details of all the exhibitions and the permanent collections, and allows you to see some of the pieces.
- Page with details of almost every museum in the country.
Contact details of all the regional museums, with links to the sites if they have them. An extremely useful tool for planning a visit.
Victoria and Albert Museum
- Decorative arts museum.
Over designed site that has very good content if you can get past the 'modern' interface with the rotating blocks and 'futuristic' script. View images and see some of the collection, if you can find it.
The Tate Gallery
- Details of what is held at the gallery.
Some great detail on what is coming up at the gallery, and has info on the current collection, but not many examples of the work.
Royal Academy of Arts
- Not all online yet.
Promises to be a good site, and the rating is based on what is up at the moment. Exhibtion details are OK without showing too much. Use of Flash is nice, not over the top.