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The British Museum was founded in 1753. It has one of the largest collections in the world. The collection includes objects from two million years of human history. You can see collections from the Ancient World, The Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

You can tour around the museum at your own pace or take a highlights tour which are conducted three times a day. There are specialised galleries and eyeOpener tours available.

On my last visit (July 2010), I visited The Enlightenment Gallery, one of the themed galleries, which is about The Enlightenment, an era where people used reason and experience to understand the world better than before. The exhibits covered a time where people had the desire to learn more and the discoveries and objects proved their quest for knowledge and reason.

I also visited the Europe 1800-1900 Gallery. There are some interesting exhibits that relate from the Romantic Era up to the Victoria one. There is a feature on nature and its appreciation for The Sublime from a close study of the landscapes.

I highly recommend visiting The British Museum. There is so much to see and do there. There is something for everybody.

The musuem is free although a donation is always appreciated.

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

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  • Updated Sep 17, 2011
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