Last Updated on April 29, 2021 by Jim Ferri
The world-famous British Museum is must-see for any visitor to London. It’s not only the most popular museum in the British capital, it’s also the oldest in the world. (Video below)
Its collection is extensive, ranging from the prehistoric to the present. Although many visitors flock to the museum to see such treasures as the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and the 2,000 year-old Lindow Man.
But the museum’s 94 galleries contain a plethora of 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.
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