The British Museum is a well know landmarks in London and is one of most visited places in London. If haven’t been to this place, then you will want to read what I will be covering in this post.
Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG
The British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture and has long history. The media and our online research shows that the London museum has its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. – Kevin Kilpatrick
Further explaining Kevin brings us some interesting information about this great landmark. The below, is from his own words and he has shared one of the best informative videos about the London Museum, which you may see for more about the place.
The Museum was established in 1753 and largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building.
Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1887.Some objects in the collection, most notably the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, are the objects of intense controversy and of calls for restitution to their countries of origin.
“British Museum”. One of the best collections anywhere in the World.
For more in depth details about the museum and get infomration about, visit: British Museum – Welcome to the British Museum
Hope you enjoyed the video and if you would like to see some other best Museums in London, below Have listed some links which you may see:
- Natural History Museum
- Science Museum
- Imperial War Museum
- National Maritime Museum
- Royal Observatory, Greenwich
By: Fernando – London Blogger