The British Museum is one of London's top tourist attractions as well as a major scholarly resource. Its collection was ... More
British Museum (The)
The British Museum is one of London's top tourist attractions as well as a major scholarly resource. Its collection was bequeathed to the nation in 1753 and the museum's distinctive Greek revivalist structure was built during the 19th Century. The collection expanded massively during the heyday of the British Empire, leading to the museum's notoriety for plundering sources all over the globe and leaving it with over 6.5 million objects to look after. The displays cover about 5.5 hectares (14 acres) and it is simply too tiring to tackle them all in one visit. The best way is to pick a collection or exhibition that interests you, explore that, and make return visits. And if you haven't got time for a proper visit, drop in for a coffee at the lovely Court Restaurant . Admission is free but charges may be made for temporary exhibitions.
A MUST for all London visitors, also would recommend to see the (in)famous Elgin marbles, absolutely breathtaking ! Have plenty of time to see everything, a whole day the least. Atmosphere wonderful, and the staff most helpful. Take yourself to another era and time.
For the history buff, the British Museum is the best deal in London, since it's FREE! It is humongous, and the best way to tackle the museum is to get a map, pick the parts of the museum that interest you most, see them, and come back for more another day. Or, if you're on a tight schedule like we were, find the marquee sights (Elgin Marbles, Rosetta Stone, most of the ancient Egypt exhibit), and see them. Definitely a fun house of history, but more general than other historical heavyweights like Westminster Abbey or the Tower of London.
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