Established in 1753 the British museum’s collection now contains over 8 million works and is one of the largest in existence. You really will enjoy a truly unique experience when you visit.
The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt itself. You won’t want to miss your chance to see the famed Rosetta Stone which was the key to our understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
If you’re feeling brave enough you can explore the museum’s collection of over 140 mummies and coffins which date back to 3400BC.
Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of antiquities from the classical world, the museum’s Greek sculptures really will take your breath away. The Parthenon Marbles were originally part of the temple of Parthenon and are really not to be missed.
The museum’s Roman collection is equally brilliant and even has artefacts that survived the fires Pompeii. Whatever particular period of history you’re interested in the museum will have something for you.
If you want an expert to guide you through the museum and give you a more detailed understanding of the amazing collection then you can take a guided tour. The museum offers a wide selection of daily tours to choose from and best of all, most of them are free.
Even more exciting is the object handling sessions where you can actually hold some of the ancient objects yourself.
When you need a quick refresh you should visit one of the museum’s restaurants and cafés. The museum’s restaurant offers refined dining and even has an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs at work. If you want something lighter then the Court Café is the best place to go to grab a quick bite.
When you’ve finished your visit and want to find a special souvenir or gift you should visit one of the museum’s five gift shops. There’s a dedicated bookshop where you can find books with more detailed information on all the amazing things you’ve seen. The museum’s Collections Shop is a great place to visit where you can buy your very own replicas of some of the museum’s most famous objects.
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