British Museum

The British Museum is a short walk from either Holborn or Russell Square tube stations. Use Russell Square tube; there's a supermarket opposite the tube station to pick up lunch, and a park en-route to walk through.

The British Museum Website is here. Exhibitions change regularly, you may want to see what the latest is.

This museum is large. You may want to choose beforehand whether to explore randomly or head for a particular exhibit.

The shops in the local area are unique, distinct, interesting and definitely worth exploring. Take 20 minutes afterwards to walk less than 300m, and you will be rewarded with some very unusual shops.
This museum houses ancient artefacts from many cultures, civilisations, empires, notably ancient Egypt.

There are over 1,800,000 objects to research !. That's quite a large collection ...

There is an excellent video here. This is from their main website and is very watchable and highly informative.
The Rosetta Stone gave the clues to decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

As always with things that are 2,000+ years old, there are disagreements over who "owns" it.
For the serious researcher, the British Museum has a very large collection of reference books ; not much use to the casual tourist, but the rooms are worth visiting.

To quote from the website, "The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today."


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