Why The British Museum In London Is Not To Be Missed!

I have now visited England twice. Once when I was single and once again with my husband. Both visits included London and during both I made a stop at London’s British Museum. This amazing museum is worth at least half a day of your vacation, but you could also easily spend multiple days there. Like the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, the British Museum is quite extensive.

It is FREE to visit and open every day, 10:00 to 5:30, as well as staying open till 8:30 pm on Fridays. Their exhibits and galleries cover the globe showing ancient artifacts, from ancient Egypt to ancient Greece as well as Southeast Asia and African cultures. You will see it all.

I know most of us may never have a chance to visit Rome, Greece or Egypt, so visiting the British Museum allows a glimpse at the history of ancient times from all around the world! Adults as well as kids will love exploring this museum!

Do you like clocks and watches? They have an exhibit for that!

Do you like coin collecting? They have an exhibit for that! Check out the history of money dating by 4,000 years!

They also have special traveling exhibits that you will pay to enter. Currently on display are:

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia 

Now through January 14, 2018

16.50 pounds or approximately $22

Living With Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond 

Now through April 8, 2018

15 pounds or approximately $20

Here are a few highlights that are not to be missed:

Rosetta Stone

Ancient Egypt

Ramses the II


Mythological text: See Below

Ancient Rome





The Parthenon

Parthenon Alter


Sculpture from Parthenon


Ship’s Figurehead of Oak, 4th – 6th Century, possibly Germanic or Roman, found in Belgium

Middle East/Mesopotamian

Assyrian Palace Doors

How to Get There

My husband and I could walk to the British Museum from our hotel in London. But, it’s an easy hop off of the underground too and this is the most recommended way of getting here. There are four tube stops in close walking distance to the British Museum: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square and Goodge Street. Check out the London Underground map to see which stop is most convenient from where you are traveling from. There are also several bus stops in the area too. I don’t recommend driving, but if you have to, be aware that there is a fee for the Congestion Charge Zone and  the nearest parking garage is Bloomsbury Square.

Have you visited the British Museum in London? What are your favorite parts? Share in the comments section below!

Craving for England? Check out my other World Travels posts!

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