Where to go when visiting London? The most interesting place to visit is British Museum in London. The British Museum established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times to the whole world.
The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building. The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, from the very beginning of the human culture. The four most famous masterpieces that attract the world are the Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles, the Great Court and the Magma Carta (not a part of the museum anymore).
The Rosetta Stone is more than 2,200 years old and has about one meter height. It was discovered in the year 1799 leading the Hieroglyphics Decoder which was written on the Rosetta Stone in three different languages. ElginMarbles is the second most important tourists’ attraction. All the ancient sculptures in Elgin Marbles were Greek that is why the critics say it should be returned to Greece. Another great attraction is the Great Court. The Great Court looks more like an old library, which is now open for public.
All these interesting historic facts make the British Museum so worldwide and worth a visit.