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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

13 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

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

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  2. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

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

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  3. annegreat

    annegreat

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

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  4. paramir

    paramir

    great gallery, the indoors photos are superb!

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  5. stouf

    stouf

    FANTASTIC !

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  6. coca

    coca

    great location!, love this museum

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

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    great great great gallery!

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  8. sandkorn

    sandkorn

    thank you very very much everyone!

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  9. anarchy

    anarchy

    Stunnng!!!

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  10. kylewis

    kylewis

    "Lomographer was here!"

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  11. little_porcelain

    little_porcelain

    Lomographer was here
    little_porcelain

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  12. phoenix1206

    phoenix1206

    It is really cool!!

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  13. aoizumi

    aoizumi

    The pictures take my breath away :o

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