The British Museum, where I work, is hardly unknown, but there are so many unusual objects, and it is truly exceptional. And with over 8 million works relating to history, art, and culture, there are plenty of surprises. Visit the Clocks and Watches gallery on the hour, and you’ll hear an unusual array of bongs, tings, and tunes. The silver-gilt huntsman automaton in the Waddesdon Bequest gallery is one of the most unusual items. This 17th century drinking game was propelled around a table by a clockwork mechanism with a removable head to drink from. Look out for secret doors in the beautiful and fascinating Enlightenment gallery.
British Museum FREE Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone,…
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the…
British Museum is one of the top museums in the world. Definitely a must-see.
The British have stolen wonderful things from around the world and put them in one building for everyone to see for free :)
Bristish Museum is one of the top museum in the world. Definitely a must see.
“The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900”
“The official home of British royalty since 1837, Buckingham Palace is the epicenter of Britain’s constitutional monarchy. It’s walls have witnessed innumerable state decrees, lavish banquets and foreign dignitary receptions. First erected as Buckingham House for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705, the palace has expanded through the centuries. Today, it’s one of the most visited sites in the world.”
“Great for book lovers, and a must for academics - this building, which was once a part of the British Library, says it houses every publication in the English language! It's exhibitions are of a very high standard, and they have a regular programme of talks, workshops and other events - it's always worth checking out what's on.”
Point of Interest
“A giant wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Approximately 135 meters above ground with over view of Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames River and Central London.”
“The Regents Park was designed in 1811 by renowned architect John Nash and includes stunning rose gardens. The park is the largest outdoor sports area in London catering for football, softball, rugby and it also has a cricket pitch.”