The British Museum, London
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About The British Museum in London
The British Museum in London was one of the first national museums opened in 1759 for the national public in the world. It was designed in the 19th century, including the four wings of the museum. Free to all visitors, it is one of the world's greatest museums that dedicated to human history. Located in the Bloomsbury district in London, United Kingdom; about 70,000 exhibits are arranged in this museum that consist of the several miles speeded galleries.
The British Museum Collections
The British Museum contains the collection of more than 8 million breathtaking objects that attract visitors. Those objects are painted based on some unified portraits about the culture of the world. The museum also enlists the British traditional collections that are eye-catching. The Library’s collection within the Museum 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.
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. While, the second-floor galleries have the most sought-after exhibits for visitors. With a wide collection of 140 mummies and coffins, out of which the highest proportion comes from tombs or contexts related to the cult of the dead, here is a chance to dig into the history of humans.
Best 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 visitors to come here again and again. The artefacts 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 later got closed with the construction of the national library.
Architecture of British Museum
The British 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 east and west residences of the museum possess the modest exterior.
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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FAQ's of London
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Housing an array of museums, the British Museum is the best museum London has.
With more than seven million objects from all the continents that offer a chance to dig into human history and culture, the British Museum becomes one the important attractions of the city.
The second floor galleries of the British Museum has a collection of 140 mummies.
Yes, as the British Museum is open for public visits for free, one doesn’t need to pay anything to explore this attraction of London.
The Great Russell Street entrance has 12 steps with a handrail.
It is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Most galleries are open until 8:30 pm on Fridays.
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