It is one of the oldest museums in the world, founded by an Act of the Parliament, in 1753 and opened in 1759. It has accumulated a collection of over 8 milion extremely valuable objects. It is also one of the most visited attraction in London. Its varied and exciting collections allow visitors to take a virtual tour through the most fascinating and ancient cultures of the past; Egypt, Middle East, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece and the misterious exotic civilizations of India and Africa.
The museum's focal point is the Great Court, a brilliant modern design with a vast glass roof that reveals the museum's covered courtyard. The revered Reading Room has a blue-and-gold dome and hosts temporary exhibitions. The museum is extremely vast and deserves to be visited with the right consideration. If you want to navigate the highlights of the almost 100 galleries, we recommend to join a free "eye Opener tour".