The British Museum in Great Russell Street, London holds the distinction of housing artifacts from all walks of life and from all over the world. It has been putting these memorabilia for display almost everyday since it was established in 1753.
Those planning to visit the British Museum should be careful to understand that the museum remains closed on certain days like the New Year's Day on January 1 every year is a holiday for the staff of the museum. The museum remains out-of-bounds for the public on December 24, 25 and 26 also. Make sure your visits to London don't fall in these dates if you are looking forward to peeping into the British Museum while there.
All artifacts claiming affinity with human history, anthropology, sociology, and almost all aspects of human culture are cherished in the vaults here. All displays in the museum are meant to portray a certain aspect of human civilisation. The displays are bound to leave you spellbound and your kids are sure to be full of a lot of questions. It is a lot better to prepare yourself with some comprehensive research on the objects you might see in the British Museum.
Sir Hans Sloane remains the man behind the very concept of the British Museum. He could not bear to see the collection of memorabilia he had collected over his lifetime go into the wastebasket after his death. so, he gave everything to King George II, and the latter set up the British Museum to preserve the knight's relics, and many more came to be added down the centuries.