The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History

United Kingdom Museums

British Houses of Parliament

The “United Kingdom” (UK) or officially the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” is commonly known as Britain and is a sovereign country in western Europe.  The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom lies off the north-western coast of the European mainland, and includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍, the Republic of Ireland.

The United Kingdom has many great cities with some fabulous museums. The following will be featured in “Joy of Museums”:




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Essential Facts:

  • Country:        The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Capital:          London
  • Population:   65 million
  • Major Cities:
    • London
    • Edinburgh
    • Cardiff
    • Belfast
    • Birmingham
    • Glasgow
    • Liverpool
    • Bristal
    • Manchester
    • York



“Rule Britannia, Britannia, rule the waves; Britains never will be slaves.” James Thomson



Photo Credits: By Maurice from Zoetermeer, Netherlands (The British Parliament and Big Ben) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons