The world renowned British museum is one of the finest in the world. Located in the city of London, it is the largest and one of the oldest museums in the country. It is among the most visited attractions in London, drawing on an average five and a half million visitors each year.
When you are in London, find accommodation to suit your requirements. If you are dropping in for a quick visit then try Short Stay London Apartments. To stay in the city’s most exclusive districts try the Ascott Mayfair London that offers boutique accommodation while you are on business travel or a weekend getaway. These luxury apartments are located within a short distance to the British museum as well as various stylish restaurants, theatres and the central city.
The British Museum was founded in 1753 and it showcases a magnificent collection that spans over two million years of human history. This museum is massive with galleries dedicated to Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, European and Middle Eastern cultures. It brings together a world of cultures under one roof.
There are plenty of ‘must sees’ here among them are the famous Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and the Egyptian mummies. Apart from the permanent collection of objects there are also special exhibitions, displays and events that are all designed and customized to offer further information on the collection of cultures they represent.
The Great Court was refurbished by Norman Foster in 2000 and today it has a magnificent glass and steel rook making it an impressive piece of architecture in London. You also find a fascinating blue and gold domed ceiling made of paper-mache, which is the reading room renowned as the place where Karl Max researched and wrote Capital.
The entrance to the museum is free of charge. But you are free to offer donations, generally five pounds or more is offered by many to respect this spectacular place.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+