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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.

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4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
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The Savoy
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5 out of 5
Strand, London, England
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St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel
3 out of 5
Bedford Avenue, London, England
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is AU$233 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
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The Savoy
The Savoy
5 out of 5
Strand, London, England
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St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel
St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel
3 out of 5
Bedford Avenue, London, England
The price is AU$81 per night from 16 Mar. to 17 Mar.
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Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
2.5 out of 5
324 Gray's Inn Road, London, England
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, London
4 out of 5
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London, England
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The Hoxton Holborn
The Hoxton Holborn
4 out of 5
199 - 206 High Holborn, London, England
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, London
4 out of 5
97 Great Russell Street, London, England
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NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
4 out of 5
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Thistle Holborn
4 out of 5
Bloomsbury Way, London, England
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