London Pass BlogBack to Blog
British Museum 'unique and iconic'
Published: Wednesday 1st of April 2009
The British Museum has been described as a unique and iconic place for tourists in the capital to visit.
Speaking about the London museum, Jacqueline French, public relations manager for Visit London, says it is world renowned and features some incredible collections and artefacts, such as the Rosetta Stone.
"It is all round a really interesting museum," she states.
The British Museum attracts not only local visitors, but tourists from all over the world because it is so well known, Ms French continues.
Located on Great Russell Street, the London museum has its origins in the will of physician, naturalist and collector Sir Hans Sloane.
He wanted his collection of more than 71,000 objects, library and herbarium to be preserved and bequeathed them to King George II for the nation.
It now has nine different departments covering geographic regions and collections such as coins and medals, prints and drawings as well as Greek and Roman antiquities.
Visitors to the capital can get free entry to many London museums with a London Pass, giving them education and entertainment at a lower price.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Monday 20th of May 2013 London attractions: Sit back and take a cruise along the Thames River Cruise
Sunday 19th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Experience the horticultural festivals at the Garden Museum
Friday 17th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the tales behind the Charles Dickens museum
Thursday 16th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the tales of the sea at the National Maritime Museum
Wednesday 15th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Thousands of famous paintings on display at the National Gallery
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Ducklings and butterflies take centre-stage at London Wetland Centre
Monday 13th of May 2013 If you are on the hunt for things to do in London, and are searching for a break away from the hustle...
Sunday 12th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Stand above the River Thames with the London Tower Bridge Exhibition
Saturday 11th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Tate Modern hits headlines following new exhibitions
Friday 10th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Masterpieces on display at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Thursday 9th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Firepower at the Royal Artillery: Where football meets weaponry