If you are interested in the history and civilization of man, craftsmen, mythology, a visit to the British Museum London is essential. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in London. Its collection is made up of more than seven million objects from all continents and is one of the largest in the world. Every part of the world's civilizations is represented: Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific. The museum's collections illustrate human history from its beginnings to the present day. It has a large and rich collection of artifacts and is the most visited museums attracting nearly 6.5 million visitors each year. The history begins in the eighteenth century when an Act of Parliament created the British Museum on June 7, 1753, following a donation from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane to King George II. It officially opened on January 15, 1759, and upon its opening, it was the first national public museum in the world to grant free admission to all. The collection was then enriched in the following decades. Thanks to certain gifts and acquisitions in the wake of the rise of the British Empire. In the 1880s, the natural history collections were moved to a new building in South Kensington, forming a new museum, the Natural History Museum. There is an information point, a reading room, a gift shop and a cafeteria. The grand staircases on either side of the reading room lead to the Great Court Restaurant, a rooftop restaurant. The collection of the peoples of Africa, Eurasia and the Pacific is located on the ground floor of the building. There are many everyday objects, baskets, fabrics, and rugs made of plant fiber, various works of art dating back to ancient times. Audio guides are also available in several languages (for around £ 6); this allows having comments rich in information and very detailed on the different exhibitions. Click on British Museum promo offer!
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