Last Updated on March 12, 2022 by Jim Ferri
Its collection is extensive, ranging from the prehistoric to the present. Many visitors, however, flock to the museum to see such treasures as the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens, Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and the 2,000 year-old Lindow Man.
But the museum’s 94 galleries contain a plethora of other treasures spanning a period of two million years so it’s best to plan your visit in advance. And don’t miss the spectacular Great Court and the Reading Room. Entry is free but there is a charge for special exhibitions.