"British Museum" British Museum Tip by Imbi

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The British Museum, or 'BM' to those that are familiar with it, is one of my favourite places and the new Great Court has made it even more impressive. The new development, besides being fantastic in itself, also opens up the museum and improves ease of access to all areas. In the past, although a quaintly charming feature, it was such a maze that most people got lost trying to get to the bits they wanted to see. Not that this mattered - everything in the museum is impressive. Most people go for the Egyptian stuff, but don't forget the wonderful sections on Medieval Britain, Roman Britain, Assyria, Ancient Persia, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Native North American culture
Without doubt BM is one of the most important collections of antiquities in the world. The treasures on display at the British Museum come from every corner of the globe, but the highlight for many is the controversial Parthenon gallery, housing the disputed statuary of the Athenian Acropolis. The Egyptian hall and newly-refurbished Great Court are other points of particular interest

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:00
Sunday 14:30-18:00

Prices could be find on web site.

Address: Great Russell Street WC1
Directions: Russell Square (Piccadilly line)
Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)

Phone: 0207 6361555
Website: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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