Playing tourist in London? These are some of the city’s finest and free museums and galleries.
The British Museum houses a vast collection of world art.Its collection of over 8 million works is among the largest in Europe,documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.
Closed 24-26 December and 1 January
2 National Gallery
Founded in 1824,the National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.The museum is the fourth most visited art museum in the world,after the Musee du Louvre,the British Museum,and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Open daily,10:00-18:00,Friday 10:00-21:00
Closed 1 January and 24-26 December
3.National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is the largest of its kind in the world,holding a large number of significant items that record Britain’s rich history at sea,including books from the 15th century,as well as old shipping records and Royal Naval uniforms.
Last entry 16:30
Closed 24-26 December
4.National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery house a collection of portraits of famous British people.It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.The collection includes photographs and caricatures（漫画）as well as paintings,drawings and sculptures.
Thursday-Friday until 21:00
21.What do we know about the National Gallery?
A.It has a history of almost 200 years. B.It only exhibits art works of 200 years ago.
C.It is the fourth most visited art museum in Europe. D.It contains the largest collection in the world.
22.You can enter the National Maritime Museum at_________.
A.11:00 on Christmas Day B.8:00 on Thursday
C.15:00 on 1 January D.16:40 on Friday
23.What is the purpose of the passage?
A.To persuade readers to visit London.
B.To compare some famous museums in London.
C.To introduce some places of interest in Britain.
D.To recommend some free museums and galleries in London.