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The British Museum

Traverse 2 million years of history and culture with The British Museum, home to the Rosetta Stone and countless historic treasures.

  • The British Museum

A Haven Of World History


The British Museum, located in the heart of London, is a world-renowned institution dedicated to human history, art, and culture. Since its founding in 1753, the museum has amassed an extraordinary collection that spans over two million years, showcasing the richness and diversity of human civilisation from across the globe. Visitors can explore over 8 million objects from various cultures, including the iconic Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and the treasures of the Egyptian mummies.

Housed in a neoclassical building designed by Sir Robert Smirke, the museum offers free entry to its permanent collection, making it an accessible cultural experience for all. The Great Court, with its magnificent glass roof, provides a stunning central space for visitors to gather and explore.

The British Museum also hosts a range of temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and events that engage audiences of all ages. Its commitment to research, conservation, and public engagement ensures it remains at the forefront of the museum world. Whether you’re a history buff, an art enthusiast, or a curious traveller, the British Museum offers an unparalleled journey through the annals of human achievement. Be sure to keep an eye out for exciting new exhibitions, at an additional cost,  on topics from a range of topics from ancient Egypt to renaissance art, curated by the finest minds in the country.