Музеи мира — World museums



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The British Museum (Great Britain)

London is a city rich in museums. There’s museums full of toys, furniture, wax people, antique furniture, in fact, something for practically every taste. It’s hard to see them all, even if you’re here for a very long time, so picking which museums to see can sometimes be quite difficult. Still for most visitors, The British Museum always ranks as one of London’s most popular.
The British Museum had it’s origins back in 1753 when the government was given various collections by a famous physician, Sir Hans Soane. The museum’s collections have grown through the years and the present building was erected in the early 1830s. Until last year, the British Museum shared it’s location with The British Library, which among other important tasks, houses a copy of every book published in Britain since 1911 (required by law!), and the buildings of the former Library are in the process of being converted into a new visitor’s centre for the Museum. The Museum is one of the few quality tourist sites in London that is also still free to the public. This may change in the very near future though, and any donations are gratefully accepted as you enter.