"The best introduction to this amazing museum" British Museum Tip by christine.j

British Museum, London: 318 reviews and 592 photos

It's easy to spend weeks in this museum and still discover new things. A very good first introduction is the British Museum walk by London Walks. We were taken to some of the highlights, the layout of the museum was explained and at the end we could stay in the museum and see some more. As always, the tour guide stayed for some time and anwered questions.
The most impressive item in my mind is the Rosetta Stone. A dictionary in stone is amazing and to think that someone was able to figure out what it means is even more amazing.The most touching exhibition piece was a letter by a Roman mother to her son, a soldier stationed in England hundreds of years ago. She is worried that he might be cold, as she heard the climate there was very harsh.
Mothers really haven't changed at all.

Address: Great Russell Street, WC1
Directions: Holborn tube
Phone: 0 20 7323 8299
Website: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 19, 2008
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