The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture and located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection holds 8 million works which is the largest in the world. This museum holds antiques from Greece, Rome, Egypt, Middle East and America.
The Egyptian Galleries | Room 4: Portrays the magnificence, ambition and sophistication of ancient Egyptian culture.
The Parthenon Sculptures | Room 18: intricately carved friezes and stand-alone sculptures offer a richly detailed portrait of Athenian society and mores.
Chinese Ceramics (Sir Percival David collection) | Room 95: 1,700 beautiful ceramic objects. Look for The David Vases.
Sutton Hoo Ship Burial | Room 41: the Sutton Hoo helmet is one of only four surviving helmets from the Anglo-Saxon period.
Assyrian Lion Hunts | Room 10: The hunt scenes show a world of pageantry, ritual and unsentimental cruelty
How to Reach
Nearest underground stations:
Tottenham Court Road (500m)
Russell Square (800m)
Goodge Street (800m)
Buses that stop near the Museum:
1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242
Stop on New Oxford Street
14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
Stop northbound on Tottenham Court Road,
southbound on Gower Street
59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188
Stop on Southampton Row