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One of the world’s oldest museums, the British Museum in London is without doubt a fantastic place to visit.

One of the world’s oldest museums, the British Museum in London is without doubt a fantastic place to visit. With its stunning architecture, the vast and almost exhaustive collections and lots of great information it is up to you if you spend an hour or an entire week here.

Some facts: the British Museum was founded more than 250 years ago as the first national public museum of the world. It houses a fabulous collection of classical antiquities, archaeological finds, mummies, coffins, prints, drawings, paintings, coins, medals and other curiosities including the museum’s most famous displays such as the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone or the Portland Vase.

If you’re not really into museums, no problem, but at least go and have a look at the stunning architecture of the building, truly worth a visit. The Greek Revival facade is 123m (400ft) long with 44 columns, 14m (45ft) high, facing Great Russell Street, which is already impressive. But something really spectacular is waiting inside: the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, designed by Foster and Partner. The inner courtyard of the Museum was transformed into the largest covered public piazza in Europe, enclosed by a spectacular roof, an amazing glass and steel construction.

Enjoy the visit!

Open daily, and admission is free though there may be a charge for special exhibits.

www.britishmuseum.org

written by sandkorn on 2010-04-06 in #world #locations #horizon-perfekt #architecture #redscale #museum #london #british-museum

13 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    so you are fighting with alberto who will win location of the week?!?!? ;) great one!

  2. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    A great place to enjoy !!!
    A great location too !!!
    Congrats !

  3. annegreat
    annegreat ·

    Although I usually don't like redscale, here the redscale style works really well with the motif.

  4. paramir
    paramir ·

    great gallery, the indoors photos are superb!

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    FANTASTIC !

  6. coca
    coca ·

    great location!, love this museum

  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    great great great gallery!

  8. sandkorn
    sandkorn ·

    thank you very very much everyone!

  9. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Stunnng!!!

  10. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    "Lomographer was here!"

  11. little_porcelain
    little_porcelain ·

    Lomographer was here
    little_porcelain

  12. phoenix1206
    phoenix1206 ·

    It is really cool!!

  13. aoizumi
    aoizumi ·

    The pictures take my breath away :o

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