Yesterday (Tuesday), I visited the British Museum. It was almost tricky to find, but luckily some friendly local construction worker saw I wasn’t sure where to go and pointed me the right direction from Tottenham Court Road Station.
It’s fairly difficult to miss that once you’re on the right road.
To everyone’s great joy, the entrance to The British Museum is FREE. Yes. You read correctly. It doesn’t cost a penny. However, at every door, you may donate money to the museum, which I recommend so we may enjoy these wonderful artefacts in the future. So if you’re anything like me; enjoy history, architecture, archaelogy, culture and free things (Or like me, you travel on a student-budget), this is the place for you.
I was sort of on a schedule, so I didn’t drag my step too much. I walked through for what I think was the entire museum, starting from upstairs. Since I went without any maps, research or audio guides, I somehow never came across the Rosetta Stone. It was sorta strange considering I’m pretty sure I covered if not all, at least most of the ground of the museum.
The museum is big, and often full of people, including a lot of children, of which I don’t particularly enjoy. But then again, if I was still in elementary school, I would appreciate a visit to the British Museum very much.
It was a bit hot inside the museum, even there were a few fans, so I recommend to dress lightly if you visit during summer. Also, don’t forget to drink a lot of water, especially if you take your time. Luckily, there’s cafés all around. Outside at the main entrance and in the middle of the exhibits.
I suppose I would’ve gotten more out of it with the audio guide, but there’s always next time 😉 I did get some inspiration for my writing, which is nice, but with my computer breaking down, with a poor timing. Luckily, one can alwas write down the ideas 😉
All in all, The British Museum is something to visit at least once in your life. If not for your own curiosity pf how things used to be, at least for school and general knowledge. Or even to spot possible eye candy, since it is a very popular tourist location 😉