The British Museum is a world-renowned institution located in the heart of London. Established in 1753, it is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world, with a collection of over 8 million objects spanning over 2 million years of human history.
The museum is home to an impressive array of artifacts and exhibits, including ancient Egyptian mummies, Greek and Roman sculptures, and Anglo-Saxon treasures. One of the museum's most famous exhibits is the Rosetta Stone, which was vital in deciphering hieroglyphics.
In addition to its permanent collections, the British Museum hosts many temporary exhibits, lectures, and events throughout the year. These offer visitors the opportunity to learn about various subjects, from art and history to science and culture.
One thing that makes the remarkable Museum so special is its dedication to making its collections, or at least most of them, accessible to everyone. The museum is free to enter - however, some displays, like the Rosetta Stone, require payment. Also, using the cloakroom is not cheap: 2 GBP for a coat and from 2.5 GBP to 5 GBP for a bag, depending on weight.
We followed a map we took from the information desk that directed us to some of the museum highlights, and it is genuinely recommended.
If you're planning a visit to London, the British Museum is worth adding to your itinerary. Its rich history and diverse collections make it a truly unique and inspiring place.