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THE BRITISH MUSEUM

The British Museum represented a radical departure from traditional museums upon its establishment in 1753.

The British Museum
Inside the British Museum

the home of British Governent

The British Museum represented a radical departure from traditional museums upon its establishment in 1753.

Prior to the museum’s opening, most museums were owned by either the king or the church. The British Museum was the world’s very first public museum and opened its doors to anyone who wished to browse the collection of physician Sir Hans Sloane.

Sloane spent his life collecting over 70,000 objects which he bequeathed to the nation upon his death. These objects formed the foundation of the museum’s collection. Visitors continued to flock to the museum throughout the 19th century, when the institution acquired treasures like the Rosetta Stone and sculptures from the Parthenon. During the 20th century, the museum expanded its public and educational services. Today, the British Museum continues to grow its collection and hosts over six million visitors per year.

Visitors to the museum are taken on a trip through time and around the world. Home to the world’s largest collection of antiquities from Egypt, the British Museum’s collection includes the famous Rosetta Stone, bust of Ramses II and the mummy of Cleopatra.

The Department of Greece and Rome includes highlights from the Classical world, such as two features from the Mausoleum at Hallcarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Parthenon Gallery, which features a surviving column and marble statues, and 23 Bassae sculptures.

Visitors to the Department of the Middle East can see over 330,000 works from Mesopotamia, Babylonia and Assyria. The Department of Prints and Drawings houses works from artists such as Rembrandt, Titian and Rubens, and the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas features one of the world’s greatest collections of indigenous art. Within the museum’s eight million objects, there is something that will appeal to everyone.

The British Museum is free and open daily from 10:00 to 17:30.
Special events often take place on Friday’s, when the museum remains open until 20:30.

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Located in London on Great Russell Street, the museum is easily accesible through the Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, Holborn and Russell Square Tube stations.

Sweeney Todd

The tale of Sweeney Todd, a barber who murdered and then cooked his victims into pies during the late 1700s, is one of the most macabre and sinister to have ever come out of London.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Visitors are immersed in an underwater world when they walk through the London Aquarium’s Shark Reef Encounter exhibit. 16 sharks swim throughout the three-floor exhibit, which also features heads from Easter Island. At the interactive Shark Academy, visitors can feel actual shark skin and learn about these fascinating creatures.

Tower Bridge

The first bridge ever built over the Thames was the London Bridge. As the city of London grew over the years, more bridges were built, but always to the west of London Bridge. The area east of the bridge was a busy port area.

The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is committed to preserving and showcasing the history of conflicts from World War I through to the present day operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, paying particular attention to those involving Britain and the Commonwealth.

The British Library

The British Library, originally part of the British Museum, has over 170 million items: books, magazines, manuscripts, videos, prints, drawings and music recordings. It is the national library of the UK and the largest library in the world by total item count.

The British Museum

The British Museum represented a radical departure from traditional museums upon its establishment in 1753.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum, also called the V&A, is named after Queen Victoria, the monarch of the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1837 to 1901, and her husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861. It contains close to 5 million objects within 145 galleries dedicated to four categories of the decorative arts and design.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Set upon the highest point in the city, London’s famed St. Paul’s Cathedral comprises an iconic piece of both the city’s skyline and the country’s history

The Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament is a site rich with English heritage and history. The oldest portion, Westminster Hall, dates back to the eleventh century reign of William II. Westminster has been used by Parliaments since 1295 A.D.

London Transport Musuem

London’s Transport Museum takes you on a historic journey of London’s most iconic and famous transport models including the Taxi, Tube and London Buses. A great morning or afternoon out for all the family.

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