British Museum

Just a moment’s walk from Covent Garden stands one of the world’s greatest museums — a repository of extraordinary artefacts covering almost 2 million years of human history, all housed in a magnificent neo-classical building enhanced by Foster & Partners' Great Court which opened in 2000.

With a permanent collection that includes the Elgin marbles,  the  Rosetta  stone  and  the Sutton Hoo helmet, and a rolling programme of themed exhibitions that draw together items of historical importance from all over the world, the British Museum is a place where the past is brought to life in a spectacular way.

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