The first national public museum in the world, founded way back with nearly 6 million visitors a year looking at the 8 million objects in the collection, so definitely something for everyone. You can attend films, lectures and lunchtime talks given by recognized experts or even take part in object handling which gives you the unique opportunity to handle some of the museums most celebrated artifacts. There are special exhibitions such as showcasing the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games medals, and the newly instated Shakespeare Staging the World exhibition.
Meet the Aztecs, the Incas and some Imperialist Chinese and wonder at the prized Chinese Jade, ancient Egyptian artifacts and Michelangelo drawings. Kids (including yourself) can explore world history and cultures through videos and playing games such as Time Explorer and Museum Explorer.
The world-famous British Museum exhibits a humongous collection of all sorts of stuff from every continent. You will delight in seeing the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and not to mention the awesome Ancient Egyptian mummies.
As it would take months, if not years to see all the displays, it's better to plan ahead, especially when there are programmes of special exhibitions, daily gallery tours, talks and online guided tours to choose from. Enjoy all the British Museum has to offer and with no entry fee you can pamper yourself even more on a nearby 4 star
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Nearest Tube Stations
The nearest Tube Stations are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn, both on the Central Line.
Hotels Near the British Museum
Montague on the Gardens
. Montague on the Gardens is a 4 Star Hotel in Bloomsbury overlooking private and secluded gardens. Find our More about Montague on the Gardens
. Hazlitts Hotel is a 4 Star Boutique Hotel located in Soho, London. Find our More about Hazlitts Hotel
The Bloomsbury Hotel
. The Bloomsbury Hotel is a 4 Star Hotel close to the Tottenham Court Road. Find our More about The Bloomsbury Hotel
. The unique myhotel Bloomsbury is a 4 star London hotel located in the centre of Bloomsbury, less than 1 mile from Soho. Find our More about myhotel Bloomsbury
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