The British Museum is located in the great and historic city of London. First start in the year 1753 with the donation of over 71,000 objects from Sir Hans Sloane who left his entire life’s collection to King George II for the nation, the museum was established for this reason. Over the years, other donations including collections of the Old Royal Library from King George II, the museum was opened to the public in 1759 and has remained open ever since with the exception of the two World Wars. Once visited by around 5,000 a year, the museum sees around 6 million visitors from around the world each year. Constant changes to the exhibits including loans from other museums from other museums, the Museum continues to offer fresh, amazing and historically important displays from around the world today.
Always offering amazing and diverse exhibitions, the long awaited special exhibition called Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind is the next exciting exhibit opening to the public in February. This new exhibit offers visitors a look into the art and cultures dating back over 40,000 years. From February to May of 2013, take a journey into the past through the art created by our early relatives including drawings, carvings of mammoth ivory and many of the worlds oldest known examples of art exhibited with amazing works by modern artists including Mondrian, Henry Moore and Matisse as well. Offering a look at how many communicates through art, this long awaited exhibit is one you should make a must see if you plan on visiting London this spring.
Other exhibits currently on exhibit include prehistoric ceramic art from Japan, Egyptian Mummies, and Goya prints and drawings from Spain. After the Ice Age Art Exhibit, the museum will be offering another exciting historical exhibit called “Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum” from March till September as well.
London and the British Museum offer amazing sights and attractions for you and your family this year. Find out for your self what this amazing area has to offer you when you travel. Get to know more about the amazing world of travel and vacation planning with Bill Bailey Travel Club. Bill Bailey has years of experience in the world of travel. Plan, explore and review great destinations and travel tips with us.