The British Museum : The World in a Museum

British Museum - Crown

9th July 2011. Written by Xin Li.
London, United Kingdom.
The British Museum in London is one of the most important museums in the world with more than 4000 years’ worth of human history in its possession through objects such as an Egyptian mummy, Greek sculptures to modern day electronics and contemporary architecture.


British Museum - Great Hall

Its majesty embraces you the moment you enter the museum’s Great Hall, a huge public space sheltered by a steel framed glass roof designed by renowned architect, Norman Foster.


British Museum - Great Hall


With plenty of galleries covering Roman history to the origins of money, there is much to see in the museum and the best part of it?


It is free!


British Museum - Great Hall


British Museum - Egypt Gallery (Room 4)


British Museum - Egypt Gallery (Room 4)


British Museum - Bust of Ramesses II


Along with numerous ancient Egyptian artifacts and relics, the famed Rosetta Stone can be found in the museum as well.


British Museum - Egypt Gallery (Room 4)


There is also a few rooms dedicated to the Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt where you can find several mummies being displayed.


British Museum - Mummies (Rooms 62–63)


British Museum - Assyria Gallery (Room 10a)


At the ground floor, you will find galleries dedicated to the history surrounding the cradle of civilization featuring ancient civilizations such as the Assyrians and Babylonians.


British Museum - Mesopotamia Gallery


British Museum - Greek Gallery (Room 17)


British Museum - Statue of Aphrodite


British Museum - Korea Gallery (Room 67)


There are galleries showcasing the histories of Korea, China and Japan as well.


British Museum - China Gallery (Room 33)


With a bit of everything from around the world exhibited in the British Museum, visiting the museum is like taking a mini tour of the world.


British Museum - Bust of Tiberius (Room 69-72)



British Museum - Roman Gallery Sculptures (Room 69-72)



British Museum - Rome Gallery (Room 69-72)


Donations is recommended as the museum is free for all to visit except for the temporary exhibitions.


British Museum - Lunch


There is also a pleasant canteen for you to grab some bites or a restaurant for you to splurge. We had the Lunch Box deal (6.50 GBP). The offer includes a sandwich, a beverage, a fruit and a bag of crisps of your choice. A convenient option if you plan to spend the whole day at the museum without looking elsewhere to eat.


British Museum - Lunch


The British Museum is easily accessible via bus and a walking distance from the Tube Stations, Russell Square, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road Stations.


British Museum - Montague Street

The British Museum is open daily, 10.00–17.30

Closure of galleries will start 10 minutes before
the published closing time:
Saturday – Thursday, 17.20
Friday, 20.20

The Museum is closed on
1 January, 24, 25, 26 December.

The Great Hall:
Saturday – Thursday, 09.00–18.00
Friday, 09.00–20.30 (except Good Friday)

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