The British Museum is one of the UK’s top attractions with around 6 million tourists visiting each year. It is located in London and is over 250 years old. Here is why you should join the 6 million and take a trip to the British Museum:


The British Museum has over 80,000 artefacts on public display that span over 2 million years of history. So, whether it is the Greek Parthenon or the relics from the medieval Europe exhibition, there’s bound to be something for everyone.


One of the most famous artefacts in the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone, a stone slab containing Egyptian hieroglyphs and Ancient Greek inscriptions. According to The British Museum Blog, the Rosetta Stone was created in 196BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The Rosetta Stone is so important because without it we would not be able to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs.


An exclusive exhibition that is currently available at the British Museum until 8th March 2020 is the BP exhibition- Troy: myth and reality. This is an exploration of not only the artwork relating to this myth, but also a look at the archaeological evidence behind the legend of Troy. The evidence inside this exhibition proves that Troy did exist and that there is an element of truth behind the myth.


Tickets for the Troy: myth and reality exhibition can be booked online via the website. They are on sale for £20 for adults, £17 for students and there is free entry for under 16s.

Entry into the museum is free for all and it is open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 5:00pm, it is well worth a visit.