Updated: Jul 30
Approximately six million people are visiting this vast and impressive museum every year. The British Museum is the first national public museum globally, and it grants free entrance since its foundation in 1753.
The museum has 10 curatorial departments, spread over a wide range of eras and subjects:
(1) Africa, Oceania and the Americas;
(2) Ancient Egypt and Sudan;
(4) Britain, Europe, and Prehistory;
(5) Coins and Medals;
(6) Conservation and scientific research;
(7) Greece and Rome;
(8) the Middle East;
(9) Portable Antiquities and Treasure;
(10) Prints and Drawings.
72 Rooms are used for exhibitions, spread in a beautiful 7 levels building. Coffee shops are everywhere, and a souvenirs shop is located in the central hall. I explored the museum for 2 hours, and definitely, intend to come back next time I'm in London.