Today We’ll talk about the iconic “British Museum.”
Located on Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom, British Museum is a museum that dedicated to human history, art, and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from Its beginnings to the present.
It was established in 1753, primarily based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building.
Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1881.
Some objects in the collection, most notably the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, are the objects of controversy and calls for restitution to their countries of origin.
This museum is well known for their Ancient Rome and Egyptian collection, especially the mummies. Everyone who went to this museum gets stuck in the Egyptian room, Swarming around the Mummies.
It’s kind of interesting museum with the vast area and huge collection, but not one of my favourite museum due to Its Traffic.
It was super duper crowded. I went there almost four times, and I found myself struggling in the sea of people on those four visits, noted as the third worst “Lemony Human Squeezing” experience in London Journey after the Central Line Tube journey and Bus journey when Tube strikes happened.
But It’s worth a try !! who doesn’t want to see mummies and Rosetta stones right ?!
After all, there is no entrance fee, so there’s nothing to lose if you don’t like It and went inside just for a quick stroll in the end :-).
Before I closed today’s post, Here’s some Tips & Tricks for you who planning to visit Wellcome Collection:
- The nearest Station will be Holborn It’s on Central Line (The red line on your tube map) 500 m from British Museum ± 12 minutes walk
- The Museum Open Every day from Monday – Sunday generally from 10:00 a.m. -17:30 p.m. (Friday Closed at 20:30 p.m & Monday Open from 11:00 a.m.)
- Friday Might be the best day to visit since they open till 20:30 p.m., and in a month around September – November would be great since The summer holiday is already over.
- This museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and as with all other national museums in the United Kingdom it charges no admission fee, except for loan exhibitions.
- For An Exhibition schedule and Museum Map could be seen and downloaded from their websites here.
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