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Museum Week 2016: Eight great museums to visit in west London

The world is celebrating Museum Week until Sunday - and what better way to celebrate than by visiting one of our brilliant museums in west London?

Head to one of our brilliant museums this week(Image: Johnnie Pakington/Getty Images)

From Monday March 28 to Sunday April 3, the world is celebrating Museum Week.

More than 3,000 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions from over 69 countries will come together on Twitter for the third edition of #MuseumWeek, a celebration created by the social media platform to promote museums and learning.

Over the seven days this week, there will be seven hashtags (#secretsMW, #peopleMW, #architectureMW, #heritageMW, #futureMW, #zoomMW and #loveMW), each designed to pay homage to different aspects of history, culture and society.

And while we'd love for you to get involved with the hashtags on Twitter, there are so many museums in London, what better way to celebrate the week than by going to visit one in person? Especially as the kids are off school for the Easter holidays!

Here are our favourites in west London to visit and get your brain working!

The Science Museum

Perfect for children who love science, The Science Museum has all kinds of attractions, pop-up exhibits and fun things to do and look at - and it even has its own IMAX cinema!

Entry Price: Free (charges apply for some special exhibitions)

The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington , SW7 2DD - 0870 870 4868

The V&A Museum

The V&A is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, and has played host to some incredible and moving exhibitions, including the "David Bowie Is" exhibit, celebrating the extraordinary career of David Bowie .

Entry Price: Free (some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge)

The V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL - 020 7942 2000

The London Museum of Water and Steam

The London Museum of Water and Steam tells the story of London's water supply from the Roman Period right through to the modern day, and houses a collection of giant pumping engines!

Entry Price: Day tickets cost £11.25 for adults, £9.90 for concessions and £4.95 for children aged 5 - 15

The London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford , TW8 0EN - 020 8568 4757

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is perfect for children who love dinosaurs, as - among other fascinating objects and attractions - the museum is home to loads of incredible dinosaur bones and artifacts from the ancient world.

Entry Price: Free (charges apply for some special exhibitions)

The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD - 020 7942 5511

(Image: Bob Holmes)

The Musical Museum

The Musical Museum is a musical instrument museum with an interesting collection of instruments, from the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer - a brilliant day out for any music fanatic who wants to grow up to be the next Kanye West.

Entry Price: Tickets cost £10 for adults, £7.50 for concessions and £4 for children aged 5 - 16

The Musical Museum, 399 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DU - 020 8560 8108

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of art associated with the British Empire from the 16th century to the present day. The gallery has loads of things to see at varying prices, for people young and old!

Entry Price: Free (charges apply for some special exhibitions)

Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster , SW1P 4RG - 020 7887 8888

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Set in the world's most famous address and the official home of the fictional detective, the Sherlock Holmes Museum is a must-visit for any crime novel-lover.

Entry Price: Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for children under 16

The Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, Marylebone , NW1 6XE - 020 7224 3688

World Rugby Museum

Visit the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham Stadium and see the collection of over 25,000 objects, or you can book a Stadium tour and see everything the famous venue has to offer.

Entry Price: Entry to the museum only costs £8 for adults, £7 for concessions and £6 for children aged 5 - 15

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham , TW2 7BA - 020 8892 8877

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