Unarguably one the world’s finest museum, the British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture with a collection of over 6 million objects on display from across the globe. Because of the colossal scale of the museum, it is impossible to see the whole museum in a day. It is hence necessary to pick out a few of the 94 galleries for viewing based on personal interest. Not to be missed are the Parthenon Sculptures from Parthenon, Athens, the Magna Carta and the Rosetta Stone from Egypt. Visitors can also take the 90 minute “highlight” tours that are organized daily at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00.
Great Russell Street, WC1
Tel: (020) 7323 8299 or 8181 for tickets.
Opening hours: Sat-Wed1000-1730, Thurs-Fri 1000-2030.
Free admission, charge for some of the temporary exhibitions.