The Special Collections room is the place to start. Chaucer, Beatles, Magna Carta, it's all there. Wonderful coffee place inside too.
Beautiful and so much to see! Very crowded at certain things but that's the price you pay being a tourist in such a great city!
I love walking around and admiring the art from around the world. If you spend the time taking everything in and admiring it, you can be lost within the museum for hours! Particularly love the ancient Egyptian room!
A must see if you are interested in ancient Egypt and Greece. Very manageable in an hour or two. How did those pieces travel to London--would have liked more about that. Sadly it lacks a decent place to eat, and it could use a few more places to sit in the exhibit areas. Don't miss the Rosetta Stone--it is smaller... More
Visited this huge museum during the height of last summers' heat wave. Many fantastic exhibits that probably would have taken most of a day to see but only stayed about 2 hours due to the stifling heat in most areas of the museum. Ceiling fans would have helped but there were very few of these as well. Would love to... More
The British Museum provides a wealth of history, with an outstanding array of exhibitions. The museum itself is completely free, except for the temporary exhibtions which you have to pay for. Some of the highlights include the Rosetta stone and the Ancient Greek artefacts, but all of the museum is well worth a decent visit!
If you visit London you have to visit this museum. Take an entire afternoon to check out all the rooms. A lot of people hang out outside the museum so you also can take the chance the meet other backpackers. One of the best museums of history on the world. You can't miss it!
It does not get much better than this. Consider entire marble temples, massive statues, and other antiquities from the world over, and you will understand why Britain was an empire. Not without controversy, particular the so-called "Elgin" marbles, but not to be missed. Much better with older children. Miserable with kids in strollers.
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