British Museum

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Details
Great Russell St (btwn Montague & Bloomsbury)
London, WC1B 3DG
+44 20 7323 8299
History Museum, Art Museum
Hours
Mon–Thu, Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–5:30 PM Fri: 10:00 AM–8:30 PM

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  • The British Museum began from the collection of naturalist Sir Hans Sloane which he left to the nation on his death in 1753. Now it houses 7 million objects including more than 100 Egyptian mummies.
  • Officially the country's most popular tourist attraction, the British Museum opened to the public in 1759 in Montagu House, which then occupied this site.
  • Visit the Parthenon Marbles and imagine how these would look under the bright Athens sunlight. It's time for the British Museum to allow the Marbles to be re-united at New Acropolis Museum of Athens.
  • no doubt, the biggest historical steal for the world ;)
  • There are at least 8 million objects within the museum! Come, see them all!
  • Good place to keep in mind if you're in Bloomsbury and need the toilet. Oh, it also has a few artefacts, we hear.
  • Listen to BBC Radio 4's series The History of the World in 100 Objects then go and visit them here!
  • Great Mummies
  • Check out the Assyrian relief carvings of the royal lion hunt
  • With some of the best exhibit and artworks in the world, the British Museum is appealing visually and stimulating for the mind. Within the museum, the Egyptian room and Rosetta Stone are a must-see.
  • see Greek exhibitions and Asian art
  • The British Museum has more than 7 million objects from every continent, some of which have been controversial.
  • The Egyptian Exhibition is amazing and they have outstanding exhibitions
  • Great place amazing collections. Pity that the glory of place comes from stolen items. Please return the marbles to Greece .
  • Challenge by my 12-year-old to all others: try and find a statue of a man without something cut off. Hand, nose, arm, etc :-)
  • There is a great room full of sarcophagi downstairs from the large Egyptian works.
  • Wonderful stuff. Incredibly rich collection. Fact is, shouldn't all these be given back to their rightful owners?
  • Make sure you have a few spare hours if you plan on visiting the entire thing. Do not miss the mummies!