Ten museums and galleries to follow on Instagram

  • 5 May 2016

Need a daily dose of art inspiration on your Instagram feed? Here are our top 10 accounts to follow on the photo-sharing app.

Museums on Instagram: Ditchling Museum Of Art+Craft, Design Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Museums on Instagram: Ditchling Museum Of Art+Craft, Design Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

 Follow the Art Fund's Instagram account for sneaky snaps at exhibition previews, plus updates from our campaigns and projects.

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V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

  • Followers: 254K

They say: The world's leading museum of art and design. Inspiring. Beautiful. Free. Share your photos of the museum using #vamuseum.

We say: The V&A posts an eclectic mix of images from behind-the scenes posts from blockbuster exhibitions, and inspiring objects from their huge collection to events and talks.


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British Museum

  • Followers: 400K

They say: A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of human history and culture.

We say: Ancient Roman mosaics, Egyptian statues, Japanese prints, plus highlights from their blockbuster exhibitions. This feed is a mesmerising testament to the scale and quality of the British Museum's collection.


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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  • Followers: 45K

They say: Art Fund Museum of the Year 2014. 500 acres designed to inspire and delight. Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK #YSP.

We say: The park's sculptural works resonate so well on Instagram because they are captured changing with the seasons, light and weather. We love the snow-covered KAWS pieces roaming the Yorkshire hills and Henry Moore totems rising with the electric-red sunrise.


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The Whitworth

  • Followers: 10.4K

They say: The University of Manchester's gallery in the park and winner o f #museumoftheyear 2015.

We say: This feed is great at what Instagram was made for: beautifully choreographed and stylised images of quite ordinary things. You'll find artfully-presented shop products (you will be tempted), installation shots and the occasional snow scene. 


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White Cube

  • Followers: 153K

They say: One of the world's leading galleries for contemporary art, White Cube has spaces in London and Hong Kong.

We say: Capturing the work of their impressive rostra of contemporary artists showing in exhibitions across the globe, this is a great feed to follow if you want to know where to see new pieces by leading living artists. Anselm Kiefer, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin included. 


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The Design Museum

  • Followers: 98.7K

They say: One of the world's leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form. Share your 📷 with #designmuseum.

We say: Design by name, design by nature. This feed is full of beauty; atmospheric snaps, slick design objects and general cool stuff to inspire you.


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Ditchling Museum Of Art+Craft

  • Followers: 2.5K

They say: Award winning gem of a museum in the South Downs. Now showing: Underground: 100 Years Of Edward Johnston's Lettering For London / Bob & Roberta Smith.

We say: Love craft? Then this is the feed for you. Leaving you with a nice warm feeling and a big dose of inspiration, Ditchling's images of prints, paint pots, letter presses and engravings could easily trigger your next craft project. 


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Whitechapel Gallery

  • Followers: 39.8K

They say: Not much, they let the images speak for themselves...

We say: London's Whitechapel Gallery often invites notable Instagram bloggers to previews of their shows, giving you a private view through thoughtfully captured images. We love the vibrancy and humour of this feed which mainly concentrates on pieces from their rolling exhibition programme. 


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Charles Dickens Museum

  • Followers: 993

They say: The Charles Dickens Museum is the only surviving London residence of the great Victorian novelist and social commentator.

We say: Something a bit different for you here; if you follow them just for sightings of their resident hedgehog Bill Spikes, you won't regret it. 


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Natural History Museum

  • Followers: 50.4K

They say: The official page for the Natural History Museum, London. Follow us for updates on our science, collections, exhibitions and events.

We say: There are a lot of butterflies in this feed, but that's no bad thing. There are some truly astonishing images of coral, animals, insects, space, and of course dinosaurs. A great one to entertain the children with.