The British museum

London is home to over 300 museums and galleries, making it the epicentre of culture and collections in the northern hemisphere. From the world's largest maritime museum to an art gallery in an old power station, London investigates the history of everything from boats to Botticelli's and mosaics to manuscripts.

The British Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world. The British Museum is also the oldest museum in the world. It was founded in 1753. Its contents register over two million years of world history and culture. With over 94 galleries and thousands of artefacts, the British Museum enlightens visitors from around the globe. The most famous exhibits include the Elgin Marbles-sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens, Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone. In the Reading Room, which was recently incorporated into the Great Court worked Karl Marx, Mahatma Ghandi and George Bernard Shaw.