Best Museums near Camden Town.

Camden Town is full of art and culture. Even just walking around the district you will absorb the history, art, and music the district has to offer. However, there are some excellent museums nearby. We look at the best museums in Camden Town, London.

Jewish Museum London

Based in the heart of Camden, the Jewish Museum aims so share the background of the faith, in the history, and culture of Jews in London. Regular interesting exhibits occur, from things like ‘Designs of Britain’ showing the work of immigrants to Britain, to the permanent Holocaust Gallery, this is an interesting museum for any visitor to Camden Town.

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

129-131 Albert Street
London NW1 7NB

Jewish Museum interior

Freud Museum

A fascinating museum at what was the home Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Austria following the Nazi annexation in 1938. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud’s study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime. One of the most iconic pieces is Freud’s psychoanalytic couch, still there to be seen. Very interesting, highly recommended.

www.freud.org.uk

20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX

London Canal Museum

London’s canals play an important part of London’s history. It’s the only London museum of waterways and is close to Camden, near King’s Cross. It’s great for adults and children, and is based in a former ice warehouse built over 150 years ago. A great afternoon outing.

www.canalmuseum.org.uk

New Wharf Road

London N1 9RT

Camden Town Canal

Camden Arts Centre

Camden Arts Centre is the housing of art exhibitions and education. Exhibitions from emerging and established artists, and holds regular talks and discussions, screenings and live artistic performances. It’s also great just to pop in to the café.

www.camdenartscentre.org

Arkwright Road
London NW3 6DG

Museum of Happiness

Yes, this is an actual museum, what a wonderful name and idea. The Museum of Happiness provides an experiential adventure, where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn more about the essence of happiness and well-being. By using a series of interactive exhibitions, workshops and events, they offer science-based techniques that people can use in their everyday lives. Check their website for events beforehand.

www.museumofhappiness.org

220 Arlington Road
London NW1 7HE

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library exploring health, life and our place in the world. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, Wellcome Collection creates opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art. It’s free and truly fascinating and beautiful.

www.wellcomecollection.org

183 Euston Road

London, NW1 2BE

Wellcome Collection

The Zabludowicz Collection

This wonderful building is located between Chalk Farm and Kentish Town, about a ten minute walk from the Camden markets. Anita and Poju Zabludowicz started the collection in the early 1990’s to collect international contemporary art, and display it to art lovers. We’ve seen some excellent art exhibitions here and recommend you give them a visit.

www.zabludowiczcollection.com

176 Prince of Wales Road
London, NW5 3PT