British Museum

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General Information

The British Museum situated in the Bloomsbury area of London is thought to hold an eight million object collection. Its collection is mainly about human history, art and culture. The museum is currently one of the most visited sights in the whole of the United Kingdom.

The museum was established in 1753 and has since built up one of the most extensive collections on human culture from human existence to present day. In the 20th century the original buildings of the museum were no longer big enough for the collection, so extensions took place and redevelopment was needed after the blitz from Germany during the war.

Getting there

The museum is situated in central London, so is accessible by public transport, the nearest tube station is ‘Tottenham Court Road’ which is 500 metres away from the museum. There are plenty of buses that stop close by and there are bike racks available for use at the museum.

Opening Times and Admission

Entrance to the museum is free and it is advised that visitors do not bring large luggage to the museum for security reasons. Audio tours available for visitors for a small fee. It is advised that you plan your visit beforehand so it is easier to find specific objects that you want to see. Food and drink shops are open at the museum.

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