The British Museum
The British Museum is a spectacular cultural centre, celebrating no less than two million years of human achievements. Situated in Central London the museum is one of the highlights of any trip to the city, boasting over six million visitors each year. Bring the whole family and let the kids discover history in a fun and interactive way. Children are permitted free entrance to all exhibitions.
An exceptional attraction, an illustrious historyThe history of the British Museum stretches back to 1753 and since that time the collection of art and artefacts has grown to illustrate the entire history of human culture. The result of this rich past is a virtually unmatched in the world today. The museum’s permanent collection numbers around eight million works and is packed full of important pieces from around the world. Striking artefacts from major civilizations are spread all through the impressive building. Here you will find anything from the world-renowned Elgin Marbles, remnants of the ancient Greek Parthenon, to Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs which display regal life over two and a half thousand years ago.
In addition to the remarkable permanent collection, the museum regularly hosts fantastic events and exhibitions. Within the space of an afternoon, you can travel through the length and breadth of human history, taking breaks for tea and cakes at one of the well-appointed cafes in the building. Family days are also big here and a hit with the children. Play games, tell stories, solve puzzles and explore together in this knowledge-filled environment.