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Visit the British Museum

Open Daily from 10AM to 5.30PM; Cafes Restaurants, Bookshops, & Family Shop

The British Museum

The British Museum in London houses around 8 million works and is dedicated to human history and culture. ‘Africa, Oceania and the Americas’, ‘Ancient Egypt and Sudan’, ‘Asia’, ‘Coins and Medals’, ‘Middle East’, ‘Prehistory and Europe’, ‘Prints and Drawings’, Greece and Rome’, ‘Conservation and Scientific Research’ and ‘Portable Antiquities and Treasure’ are the various departments in this museum.

It holds collections from all continents and documents the human culture from the past to present. The objects are categorized into different themes such as Animals, Entertainment, Farming, Money, Same-Sex desire and gender identity, Time, Sport, Writing, Trade, Travel, Leaders and rulers and Lost Kingdoms of South America.

There are over 5000 highlights from the collection of this museum and it is from culture, place, people and material. A wide range of events and exhibitions are conducted in the British Museum and it has many galleries for each department. The Ancient Greece and Rome department has around 25 galleries, the Middle East with 15 galleries, Asia has around 6 galleries, Europe has around 10 galleries and there are special galleries for exhibitions and themes.

The department of coins and medals houses around 9000 coins, medals and banknotes from 7th century BC to present. The department of Conservation and Scientific Research focuses on six fields such as ceramics & glass, metals, organic material, stone, wall paintings and mosaics.

This is one of the free attractions in London and is open daily from 10am to 5:30pm and until 8:30pm on Fridays.

The British Museum is facilitated with court cafes, gallery cafes, restaurants, bookshops, a family shop, collections shop, culture shop and lots more. Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Russell Square are the nearest tube stations to this museum.

Highlights tours, objects handling sessions, informative talks, Friday evening spotlight tours and exhibitions are a part of the British Museum.

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