The British Museum, just like the National Gallery, is free by donation and is worth the visit. It’s full of artifacts and installations that intrigue the mind and create a sense of wonder. Check it out.
The security queue is a bit longer here, maybe about 15 minutes. So, if you’re on a tight timeline, be sure to give yourselves a bit of extra time. Oh, and make sure you have a snack or lunch before you visit, the food didn’t look all that good inside.
You know what does look good – that ceiling! When I entered through the columned entrance I was prepared for a certain feel to the museum. This modern central area with the glass ceiling caught me by surprise – so playful and fun.
If you want a good view of the central hall, make your way to the second floor (and yes, walk up all of those steps – it’s worth it) to the entry end. The balcony is small, yet the view is vast.
The side exhibits are in beautiful rooms, too.
The room below is my favourite. Reminds me on an Ivey League Library. Full of knowledge, richness, and information. To me, it’s energizing.
Now, the room below is more what I expected. Large, vast, and full of ancient pieces. The natural light is a great touch, too.
My first question – how did they get this into the museum? Second question, how long did this take to carve? It’s so neat.
Overall, the British Museum is a great place to spend some time in between lunch and tea. Plus, with it being free, you can enjoy as little or as much as you like and you’ll feel like it’s time well spent.
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you travel somewhere new soon – even if it’s down a road you’ve never taken before. Happy travels!