Top 10 Free Attractions in London - British Museum

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Top 1: British Museum

Following in the footsteps of human history and culture, the British Museum is one of the richest museums in the world. Under no pretext leave English soil without having visited the British Museum and its wonders.

Entrance to visit these permanent exhibitions is free, as in all museums belonging to the British State. However, some temporary exhibitions may require a fee.

Visit the British Museum to immerse yourself in more than two millennia of history and culture. World-famous, the British Museum exhibits the creations of Man, from prehistoric times to the present day, with collections from around the world. Among the key works, you will find the Rosetta Stone, the sculptures of the Parthenon and the mummies of ancient Egypt.

Impossible to see everything in one visit, but a guided tour will allow you to cover the main exhibitions.

Why not take a guided tour of the British Museum? This fabulous London museum will be perfectly explained by a guide who will lead you to the most important rooms and give you all the keys to better understand the major works of the British Museum. To be sure not to wait for hours to book your visit, it is best to book it online, without waiting.

Visiting the British Museum is indeed the promise of a return to the past, in the footsteps of the great moments of glory of the British Empire. Unfortunately, in the first decades, many priceless objects landed at the British Museum following looting in the British colonies. Rest assured, most of the artifacts and ancient objects, however, are the work of donations and ethical acquisitions.

In 1880, due to lack of space, all the collections of the natural history branch were transferred to the Natural History Museum, a museum dedicated to natural history.

In 2000, the famous architect Norman Foster worked on enlarging and renovating the entrance to the British Museum: the Great Court. As soon as you start visiting the British Museum, you are dazzled by this incredible central rotunda, in glass and honeycombed steel.

Among the most emblematic and significant temporary collections in the history of the British Museum: that of the terracotta army of the first Chinese emperor (2007) and that dedicated to the pharaoh Tutankhamun (1972). These two exhibitions shattered all the museum's sales and attendance records.


The British Museum in London

Address: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7323 8000

E-mail: information@britishmuseum.org

Public transport:

Bus: Bus - 14, Bus - 19, Bus - 38, Bus - 68, Bus - 73, Bus - 8

Train: Train - GREAT NORTHERN, Train - SOUTHEASTERN (Find Trains)

Tube: Tube - CENTRAL, Tube - NORTHERN, Tube - PICCADILLY

posted April 16, 2020