The British Museum

Introduction

The British Museum is a must for anyone visiting the city and has a minimal concern for history, archeology and art.

Best antique objects are exposed is this great museum.

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Description

In stylish Russell Street , is one of the most famous museums in the world, thanks to its impressive collection of archaeological fruit of long domination and expansion of the British Empire and plundering in five continents .In any case, this looting has served us to see at a single point and a free countless historical treasures.

The museum was founded in 1753 thanks to the collection of Sir Hans Sloane .

The most famous objects are the Rosetta Stone , sculptures from the Parthenon , the English medieval remains found at Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall, Egyptian mummies and sarcophagi and the famous Portland Vase Roman. Very interesting is also the African collection, possibly the largest in the world.

Information for the visit

The museum is a short walk from Holborn Underground stations, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and Goodge St., and the following bus lines: New Oxford Street 7, 8, 19, 22b, 25, 38 , 55, 98, Tottenham Court Road, northbound and Gower Street, southbound, 10, 24, 29, 73, 134, Southampton Row 68, 91, 188.

 

Open all year with the following schedule:

– From Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 to 17:30

– Thursday and Friday: 10:00 to 20:30

Closes March 25, 24 and 26 December and 1 January.

Admission is free .

 

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