British Museum 4.8 rating


The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London. Having started out as the bequest of Hans Sloane, it showcases today one of the widest collections of world cultural history. It is a vast repository of the world's cultural evolution, with entire sections devoted to Egyptian, Greek, Mexican, Asian and Middle Eastern artifacts. The highlights of the collection include the Rosetta Stone which was key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, the first known image of Christ, Lindow Man whose well-preserved 2000-year-old body was found in a bog, Elgin Marbles and the Reading Room where Lenin, among others, studied and wrote plans for his Revolution that would affect the whole world. Spend an astounding afternoon wandering the eternal corridors to discover some of mankind’s greatest cultural achievements and explore the great relics of the Greek and Egyptian empires.

About British Museum

 Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG

 Nearest Transit: Holborn (Lines: Central, Piccadilly)

 +44 20 7323 80

British Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Big Ben

Big Ben(2 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace(2.3 km)
The Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and workplace of the Queen of the United Kingdom.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square(1.2 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.

British Library

British Library(1.1 km)
The official book depository of the United Kingdom, the British Library holds a copy of every book ever printed here, and a wide variety of periodicals.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey(2.2 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.

London Eye

London Eye(1.7 km)
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks.

OXO Tower

OXO Tower(1.7 km)
The OXO Tower is frequented by people visiting the restaurant, brasserie and bar on the top floor, which offer a great view over the Thames.

National Theatre

National Theatre(1.6 km)
The Royal National Theatre has three large auditoriums - the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Cottesloe.

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