Stunning building! A vast array of things to look at - we focused on the Egyptian displays and that took us a couple of hours to get round. It's worth planning what you want to see before you go. There is a fabulous book shop too which stocks a wide variety of things in addition to books. The food court is lovely. The museum is definitely a great place to visit.
a month ago
Quite simply one of the most impressive museums in the world. Extremely lucky to have this treasure only a short train journey away. Architecturally, it manages to fuse old with the new combining the grandeur and monumentally impressive exterior with its centuries old stone work with a modern light filled interior main hall punctuated by a stunning honeycomb glass ceiling. This is all before even touching on the huge collection of objects, Art and artifacts that make up the museums collection. Covering every period and area of interest from the Egyptians to the Greeks to old world curiosities, there is absolutely something for everyone. Very easy to spend a whole day here and only scratch the surface. Highly highly recommended.
3 months ago
Everything in British museum is original and priceless. All of these art pieces are mostly only one of their kinds. Many of these statues are so spiritual that peoples around the world have worshipped them for ages. Great Britain took them for free. Britain stole their kings, queens and even gods in forms of these sacred pieces. Without colonialism Britain would never have a museum so rich in world heritages. This place is big enough to take hours. I was lost for good couple of hours in Egyptian section and others.