Ten museums and galleries to follow on Instagram

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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