The British Museum is located in the London area of Bloomsbury and has a permanent collection of almost 8 million different artifacts. It is one of the largest museums of it kind in the world. A lot of the artifacts on display were collected during the reign of the British Empire making some of the pieces quite controversial with their original owners.
The British Museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759, and has some world famous items including the Rosetta Stone and the biggest collection of ancient mummies anywhere in the world outside of Egypt. These attractions attract over 6 million visitors per year. Like most of London’s museums The British Museum is free to enter and is a great place for visiting tourists of all nationalities and extremely popular with adults and children.
British Museum Popular Attractions
- The Rosetta Stone
- Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs
- Parthenon sculptures
- Lewis Chessmen
- Oxus Treasure
- Royal Game of Ur
- Mummy of Katebet
- Samurai armour
- King of Ife
Getting to the British Museum
The easiest way to get to the British Museum is using the London Underground, The nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Russell Square which are all within an easy walk of the museum.back to menu ↑
The museum is Free to enter and is open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
British Museum Information
Category: London Historic Sites, London Museums, Must See Attractions
Suitable For: Adults, Couples, Families, Kids
London Area: Bloomsbury
Entry Price: Free Entry
Nearby Tube Stations: Goodge Street, Holborn, Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road
Tags: British Museum, History, London Underground, Museum, Royal, Russell Square
Address: Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3NH, UK