How to tackle the British Museum

The British Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections in existence, with over 8 million pieces under its roof documenting the history of humanity. Its pieces are dedicated to all branches of human history and culture; with iconic paintings, and some of the largest known assortments of Ancient antiquities. This establishment easily one of the most impressive catalogues of mankind’s existence.

The British Museum is only 20 minutes away from Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel London, making it an easy must see attraction to get to.

British Museum

Here are some things to think about before you venture to the British Museum.


The British Museum is big. It would take you days, or even weeks, to see everything it has to offer. If you want to see something in particular, make sure you know you know where it is in building to avoid getting lost and missing out. If you don’t know what you want to see… research into what exhibitions are on. Want some suggestions? The Egyptian mummies and geometric Great Court ceiling are definitely top of the ‘must see’ list.


Be aware that the British Museum is a huge tourist attraction and will be heaving with people at certain times of day. Plan to go earlier in the day (the earlier the better) and on a week-day if you can.


Of course, features such as the Rosetta Stone are incredible historical wonders that should be seen by everyone. However, seeing the obvious headline attractions at any museum will have downfalls. With great popularity comes great queues.

Expect long waiting times and throbs of people competing with you to get a look in… sometimes it can just be a bit too much.

Don’t forget to look into the less mainstream and more peculiar artefacts on show at the British Museum to avoid spending most of your trip in long queues.


Where to start…

Some highlights of the British Museum are:

• Famous Easter Island statues
• Completed sets of full Samurai armour
• Assyrian lion hunt reliefs
• Egyptian mummies, including cat mummies

Remember there are around 8 million items in this museum, the opportunities of exploration are endless.

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