Holidays in The British Museum

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Holidays in The British Museum

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This colossal treasure chest houses some of the world’s most precious artefacts. Today, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world.

For art buffs and history enthusiasts, the British Museum offers a staggering display of diverse material from all corners of the world. With a collection of over 8 million artefacts, visitors often find it difficult to view everything on offer in one day. So, whether you have a few hours or a few days to spare, this huge hub of information and history is definitely worth a visit.

The museum’s outstanding array of artefacts and precious items have been gradually accumulated over the years, beginning from wealthy British travellers at the height of the British Empire. The collection is still expanding today and includes some of the world’s greatest pieces, ranging from the Easter Island statue to the Head of Rameses. Visitors will be mesmerised as they stand before this wealth of history.

Take a step off the beaten track and discover the quieter galleries that celebrate Oceanic, Middle Eastern and Babylonian beginnings. As well as a highly factual hub of information, the British Museum recognises the importance of making History accessible. The museum offers numerous object handling sessions as well as a diverse range of activities throughout its galleries. Staff members are always on hand to provide visitors with additional information and answer any specific questions you may have.

The building’s Greek revival design, with its 44 beautifully crafted neoclassical columns is in itself a step back in time. Originally opened to the public in 1753, the museum has become one of the nation’s most visited attractions, with over 6 million visitors arriving each year. Walking through this immense building, visitors are brought to the spectacular Great Court. This is often a good opportunity to find your bearings before heading off to explore at leisure.

If you’re on a tight sightseeing, there are tours on offer throughout the day, lasting approximately 30 to 40 minutes. This is the perfect way to discover the museum in a short space of time. Open daily throughout the year (except for 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January), the museum is easily accessible via subway. The nearest underground stations are Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Russell Square.

15011 Cheap Hotels Near The British Museum

The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is AU$247 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (610 reviews)
"This hotel is a great price and in a great location. Just be advised that the rooms are a bit small and not air conditioned. The staff and service are exceptional. The rooms are also clean. Exceptional location."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

The Royal National Hotel
The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is AU$263 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (348 reviews)
"Excellent location, walking distance to the subway, and bus services. Very friendly staff, responded quickly to our requests. Our room was clean and nice. Outstanding breakfast. I will come back whenever I visit London again. Thanks"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

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Bedford Hotel
Bedford Hotel
4 out of 5
Southampton Row, 83-95, London, England, WC1B 4HD
The price is AU$273 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a coffee shop/café. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (276 reviews)
"Great stay at Bedford Hotel! Amazing location for touring downtown London! Beds were quite uncomfortable thought."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Bedford Hotel
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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
The price is AU$184 per night from 19 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is AU$247 per night from 29 May to 30 May
The Royal National Hotel
The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is AU$263 per night from 29 May to 30 May
The President Hotel
Bedford Hotel
Bedford Hotel
4 out of 5
Southampton Row, 83-95, London, England, WC1B 4HD
The price is AU$273 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Bedford Hotel
St Giles Hotel - London
St Giles Hotel - London
3 out of 5
Bedford Avenue, London, England, WC1B 3GH
The price is AU$245 per night from 27 Jun. to 28 Jun.
St Giles Hotel - London
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England, WC2R 0JJ
The price is AU$343 per night from 5 Jun. to 6 Jun.
The Strand Palace Hotel
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
4 out of 5
50-60 Southampton Row, London, England, WC1B4AR
The price is AU$348 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
The Hoxton Holborn
The Hoxton Holborn
4 out of 5
199 - 206 High Holborn, London, England, WC1V 7BD
The price is AU$404 per night from 29 May to 30 May
The Hoxton Holborn
The Montague On The Gardens
The Montague On The Gardens
4 out of 5
15 Montague Street, London, England, WC1B 5BJ
The price is AU$469 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
The Montague On The Gardens
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