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About The British Museum in London

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The British Museum In London

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About The British Museum in London

The British Museum was opened in 1759 that was the one of the first national museum for the national public in the world. It was designed in the 19th century, including the four wings of the Museum.

Museum Collections

The Museum is located in the Bloomsbury district in London, United Kingdom. It contains the collection of more than 8 million breathtaking objects that attract the visitors. Those objects are painted based on some unified portraits about the culture of the world. The museum also enlists the British traditions collections that are eye-catching.  

Norman Foster designed the Great Court that is the heart of this museum. It also consists of the Roman assortment collections, an art of the Greeks, the Egyptians collection, the amazing treasures from over all the world including Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxon, Mesopotamia, Japan, etc.

The forecourt Designs of Museum

The Museum's exterior architecture design basically reflects the main purpose of this building.  The design of the museum has been borrowed from ancient Greek temples, and the pediment at the top of the building is a common feature of classical Greek architecture. The museum's east and west residences possess the modest exterior.

Library’s collection within the Museum

It reflects the human history, cultures and art collections from the beginning of the museum to the present. The range of objects associated with 1753 up to 13 million objects in the British Museum, from which 70 million belongs to Natural history, and about 150 at the British Library.

Free visit for all

It is one of the world's great museums that captures the tourist's attention. About 70,000 exhibits arranged in this museum that consist of the several miles speeded galleries.

Popular exhibitions at Museum

The most popular exhibitions of the museum include the Ice Age Art, Herculaneum and the Life and Death in Pompeii, which encourage the visitors to visit again and again. The art facts of the museum reflect the ancient, recent and modern culture of the world. The Round Reading Room was designed by an architect Mr. Sydney Smirke, that are later on closed with the with the construction of the national library.

Visitors can visit this museum if they have enough time to make the free tour rememberable. The museum has free lunchtime gallery talks for 45 minutes, 20 minutes’ free spotlight tours. And about ten languages are available for the tourist guide.

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What are the visiting hours for the British Museum?

It is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Most galleries are open until 8:30 pm on Fridays.

What is the entry fee for British Museum?

Entry to the museum is free. Donations are accepted. There are admission charges for special exhibitions.

From where should I enter the British Museum?

The Great Russell Street entrance has 12 steps with a handrail.