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The British Museum

Top Tourist Spot in London


One of Londonís historical museums, The British Museum is a global culture showcase of most wide ranging arts, antiquities, objects, scripts, textbooks and much more from different continents around the globe. The Museum features over 7 million objects and reveals human history and culture in London from its beginning to the present. The initial collections were from Sir Hans Sloane, a scientist and physician who had 71,000 objects that included 40,000 books, 7,000 manuscripts, drawings and prints and antiques from Rome, Greece, Egypt, and more.

The British Museum was built in 1753 and was opened for the public in 1759 in Montagu House, Bloomsbury. Established 250 years ago, it is an encyclopedia of human nature, art and history. The museum housed a national library and a national museum till 1997. In 1857, a round reading room was opened for researchers and the room was closed when the library was moved to a separate building. Today, the library and Natural History Museum are in separate buildings and accommodates 150 million objects and the museum accommodates seventy million objects.

The British Museum functions ten different departments in a three floored building with 8 levels. Several dining options are offered for visitors in a restaurant and two cafes with good deal of variety. A special area is available for visitors on weekends and school holidays with more variety.

Museum is Open from 10 AM to 5.30 PM on All Days


Travelers have good transportation facilities both by ground and underground transport. Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Russell Square tube stations are the nearest stations from the Museum.
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