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The British Museum

“... and let thy feet, millenniums hence, be set in midst of knowledge” reads the famous quote of Lord Tennyson, engraved into the floor of the British Museum. Some of the world’s greatest treasures are showcased within the walls of this historic London museum, shedding light upon the history of humanity since its origins. The rich and varied exhibits showcase historic treasures such as fragments of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Etruscan sarcophagi, the Rosetta Stone, and even a statue from the remote shores of Easter Island. The National Gallery is another quintessential London cultural landmark to visit, whose fascinating galleries bring together one of the largest collections of paintings in the world from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century. Make sure to also visit the Imperial War Museum, where you’ll gain deep insight into the history of modern war from the First World War to the present day.

address

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

phone

+44 20 7323 8299

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