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Want to learn about the British Museum before you visit? Here, see helpful facts and information.

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Hi I'm Omar Saad, here for About.com and today we're going to take a look at the British Museum. London is a city full of galleries and museums to choose from. Few, if any, however, feature the depth and scope of the British Museum. If you have an interest in the history of the world and it's varied cultures, this museum is a must visit location. Let's take a closer look.

Information About the British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the world's pre-eminent museums focusing on human history and culture. Featuring a vast collection of over 7 million objects from all the continents of world, the collections are some of the most comprehensive in the world. The museum is located in Central London on Great Russell Street near the Russell Square Gardens. The museum houses exhibits from ancient and modern cultures the world over. Boasting one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Egyptian and Greek antiquities, British Museum collection includes marble sculptures from the Parthenon along many artifacts from Ancient Egypt, including a collection of mummies. Rarely have so many iconic items from around the world been found under one roof. Facts About the British Museum

A visit to the museum will bring you face to face with the Rosetta Stone along with other world famous links to the ancient world, such as the Easter Island Statues. While the old world highlights much of the museum's collection, the modern era, from the 19th Century to present, is also represented with it's own galleries. Art Nouveau, the German Bauhaus movement, and Russian porcelain figures, all feature prominently in the British Museum's modern collection. Entry into the British Museum is always free and it's open from 10am to 5:30pm daily, with galleries open late every Friday. You can visit the museum online at www.britishmuseum.org for more details. British Museum

If you are visiting London and are at all interested in the world we live in, a visit to the British Museum is a must. It could take a full week to see the whole museum so choose the galleries that interest you most and remember it's always free to come back and visit.

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