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British Museum - Great Court

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Virtual tour panorama showing the interior of the Great Court of the British Museum in London. This is one of my favourite places in Camden, the museum has so many things to explore and learn about. It is one of the top tourist attractions in the city. Panorama taken in March 2012.

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The British Museum is one of the top tourist attractions in London. Established in 1753, the collection moved to the current location 70 years later and has grown to include artefacts from almost every era and location throughout known history. With vast permanent exhibitions and temporary shows, lectures and educational programmes, the British Museum continues to fulfil its mandate 'to illuminate the histories of cultures for the benefit of present and future generations'.

It takes several days to explore the museum fully. Among the most famous objects found here include the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Benin Bronzes and the Cyrus Cylinder. The architecture of the Great Court, shown in this virtual tour, is quite imposing. It surrounds the Reading Room which sometimes houses temporary exhibitions.

The British Museum used to house several old Codices of the Bible, which have moved to a new location in the new British Library. Thankfully, entrance to the British Museum is free, and donation boxes stand at the entrance. Tickets must be purchased for the special temporary exhibitions. Visitors are given a free map which shows the layout of the museum and offers suggestions of some of the highlights for those short on time.


British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
British Museum Website


Tube: Holborn (Central, Piccadilly lines), Tottenham Court Road (Central, Northern lines), Russell Square (Piccadilly line).

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