"Essential vewing" British Museum Tip by TheLongTone

British Museum, London: 318 reviews and 592 photos


As an ex-Londoner the British Museum is one of the few things I really miss. Being free you can pop in just to spend ten minutes looking at an old favorite, and you would have to spend a long time here indeed before you'd had a good look at everything. I think that it's difficult to spend much over a couple of hours in any museum without getting satiated. And the breadth of the BM's collection is such to give one severe indigestion if not treated carefully.

I suppose I do believe that the various lumps of the Parthenon snapped up by Lord Elgin should go back to Greece. I'm not so sure about the Rosetta Stone. I bet there's another one just like it buried somewhere in the Delta. There's too much to really be able to name names: I'm very fond of the collection of Cycladic sculptures and also of the galleries of middle-eastern upper paleolithic and early bronze age artefacts. But there's always something new to amuse. move or intrigue you here.

Address: Great Russell Street, WC1
Directions: Holborn or Tottenham Court Road tube
Phone: 0 20 7323 8299
Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2009
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