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Things to see at British Museum:
A bucket list of the top sights at British Museum, ordered by popularity.
1. Rosetta Stone
2. Great Court
3. Sicilian Avenue
4. Russell Square
5. Museo Britanico
6. Elgin Marbles
7. Bloomsbury Square
8. Bedford Square
9. Central Saint Giles
10. Senate House
11. Mummy
12. Ramesses II
13. Lewis Chessmen
14. Crystal Skull
15. Southampton Row
16. Totem
17. Lely's Venus
18. Buddha
19. Totem Pole
20. Da Ying Bo Wu Guan
21. Aphrodite
22. Egyptian Statue
23. Pharaoh
24. And let thy feet
25. Great Russell Street
26. Nereid Monument
27. Portland Vase
28. Amenhotep III
29. Sarcophagus
30. Museum Tavern
31. Bloomsbury Way
32. Princess Louise
33. TCR
34. Store Street
35. SOAS
36. Lion From The Mausoleum At Halikarnassos
37. King's Library
38. St George Bloomsbury
39. Pericles
40. Imperial Hotel
41. Venus
42. Egypt
43. Assyrian Lion Hunt
44. Pharoah
45. Montague Street
46. Mummified cats
47. Museum Street
48. Sutton Hoo Helmet
49. Cuneiform
50. God Save The People
51. The Gayer-Anderson Cat
52. Bloomsbury Street
53. The Lion of Knidos
54. Shaftesbury Theatre
55. Victoria House
56. Greek Temple
57. Marble statue of a naked Aphrodite crouching at her bath
58. Minerva
59. Ram in a Thicket
60. Moai
61. Pied Bull Yard
62. Malet Street
63. James Smith & Sons
64. halicarnassus
65. Ancient Egypt
66. Yaxchilan lintel 25
67. Cradle to Grave
68. Gosh!
69. Lion from Nimrud
70. Congress House
71. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
72. The Goddess Hathor
73. Mr Brainwash
74. The Chap Olympiad
75. New London Architecture

The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759, in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building. Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1881. Some objects in the collection, most notably the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, are the objects of controversy and of calls for restitution to their countries of origin.

Until 1997, when the British Library (previously centred on the Round Reading Room) moved to a new site, the British Museum housed both a national museum of antiquities and a national library in the same building. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and as with all other national museums in the United Kingdom it charges no admission fee, except for loan exhibitions. Neil MacGregor became director of the museum in August 2002, succeeding Robert G. W. Anderson. In April 2015, MacGregor announced that he would step-down as Director on 15 December. On 29 September 2015, the Board of Trustees confirmed Hartwig Fischer, who will assume his post in Spring 2016, as his successor.

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Oldest photo 05/26/1996
Newest photo 02/07/2016
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