National British Museum

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Overview

This museum is situated in the Bloomsbury site of London. It was founded in 1753. People from all over the world started visiting this museum in 1759. In the museum, there is no visiting charge. This museum is based on human culture and art. There are seven million objects to visit from different continents.

Why it is famous?  

The British Museum is famous because visiting the museum is free. Since the entrance to the museum is free, visitors from all over the world come here to visit this expensive museum. The Rosetta stones are one of the most popular shows of the museum that reveals the culture and history of ancient Egyptian civilization.

It is the oldest museum in the world. The museum had its underground station for over thirty years. It is said that in the museum there lived a cat, named Mike who used to guard the main gate between 1909 and 1929.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By train : We can reach very easily to the British Museum by train. The closest station to the British Museum is the London Euston. It just takes fourteen minutes from the museum on foot. Approximately it takes twenty-one minutes to reach by train.
  • By Taxi and minicabs : By Taxi and minicabs are also available there and can also be pre-booked.
  • By Bus : There are multipel buses are running there , there bus route numbers are 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242,59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188,29, 73, 134, 390.

Tourist attractions: -

The Rosetta Stone

It is a kind of stone tablet. The most popular display of the museum which reveals the history of ancient Egyptian civilization. It was originally founded by the French soldiers in 1799.

Parthenon sculptures

These sculptures show an old temple devoted to the Greek goddess Athena in Greece. They were brought to Britain in 1801. Some of the archaeological findings say that they give us a perception of life in ancient Greece. The horizontal band of sculptures indicates wars between Lapiths and Centaurs.

Sutton Hoo Mask and Ship Burial Collection

It was founded in 1939. In Britain, it was the most important archaeological findings. This collection contains hundreds of other objects conserved in the heap of burial. 

Egyptian Mummies

Some of the most famous exhibitions in the museum only point to the ancient Egyptian civilizations. The museum consists of a group of more than a hundred mummies and coffins in which only some of the mummies are allowed to public display because of the restrictions of space and conservation

Enlightenment Gallery

This wonderful display room of the British Museum was also called by the name of King’s Library. It was constructed in the mid-period of 1823 and 1827. In this gallery, we can see some of the fossil remains of the dinosaurs. At present, we can see many of the books in the gallery in which most of them are placed in the British Library.

 

Address

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, UK

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Alannah Banovac
Alannah Banovac
08/07/2020 13:25
Cool museum to get out of the cold. I spent a rainy afternoon here and enjoyed the exhibits very much. Free admission with donations appreciated. The architecture and beauty of this building is mind blowing and the exhibits are the well laid out and interesting. I think I would have to say the nicest museum I have been too. A coffee shop but the line was to long to grab a cuppa. Temporarily closed.. due to covid?? When it opens go ... you won’t be disappointed!!
Morgan Caine
Morgan Caine
08/31/2020 12:15
They are trying their best since the reopening after lockdown. Not everything is open. Long queue for toilets, small selection in cafe and an exhausting one way system, makes you feel like you're trapped in IKEA. But they are trying adapt to the New Normal.
M S
M S
08/31/2020 05:05
Well structured and well maintained architecture, history and science. Amazing to see things which will take you back ages!
Jamie Poole
Jamie Poole
07/27/2020 15:35
A fantastic museum with so many things to see inside. Last time we were there they had a special exhibition about history of money. So much to learn about it. The building is magnificent and empowers you to even be inside it. Children especially love the Egyptian section and the bit where mummies are. I can't wait to go here again soon. They have an excellent collection of ancient Chinese coins.Lovely fantastic idols. Indian architecture is greatest. The place is full of wonders, too many to explore and appreciate in one day though. Risk for children to get bored as there are so many exhibitions. The free map provides a 'quick tour of main things to see' which is handy if you have limited time / exploring with children.
raki
raki
07/17/2020 19:15
Everything in British museum is original and priceless. All of these art pieces are mostly only one of their kinds. Many of these statues are so spiritual that peoples around the world have worshipped them for ages. Great Britain took them for free. Britain stole their kings, queens and even gods in forms of these sacred pieces. Without colonialism Britain would never have a museum so rich in world heritages. This place is big enough to take hours. I was lost for good couple of hours in Egyptian section and others.

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FAQs

Yes, the Entrance to the museum is free.
The British Museum is situated in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom.
No, we cannot take bags and luggage’s into the museum. Neither sports equipment nor wheeled bags are allowed to enter the museum. These are only done for the safety and security of visitors.
Yes, visitors are allowed to carry food items into the museum. There are only limited seating arrangements available in the courtyard just in front of the museum.
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