Thursday, March 3, 2011

British Museum - London

Visually, the most impressive of all museums in London, the great neo-classical building from the outside, which consists of a series of huge columns and magnificent is in London.

The British Museum was founded in 1753 to promote mutual understanding through the arts, natural history and science in a public museum. Located in 94 galleries within two and a half miles, the collection is of course huge with more than 4 million exhibits.

Thanks to the British custom of traveling in the past century, and come back with priceless treasures from around the world, it's surprisingly eclectic collection and armed.

You can spend a few days to see an incredible variety of ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian one - including the famous Elgin marbles from the Parthenon in Athens. There is also a fascinating treasure from China, Japan, India and Mesopotamia, and the Anglo-Saxon and Roman Britain.

What would happen if countries start to demand the return of what never should have had, we can only guess! In the meantime take advantage of the present.

Many other rarities here, including the collection of prints and drawings so vast only a fraction can never be put right.

The British Museum admission is free, but there may be charges for some special exhibitions.

Wheelchair access to the main entrance on Great Russell Street and the north entrance on Montague Place. Wheelchairs are available at both entrances, free of charge. Limited parking for people with disabilities is available in the museum courtyard. This can be done on the phone the Information Desk on 8299 323 0207. Please detail your car is ready. Guide and companion dogs are welcome.

Opening TimesSat - Wed: 10:00 - 17:30
Thur - Fri: 10:00 - 20:30
Great Russell Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8000

Nearest Underground (Tube) Station: Tottenham Court Road


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