The British Museum has a collection of around 8 million objects documenting and illustrating human culture and history.
Famous worldwide for its collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman artefacts, the museum contains exhibits from the beginning of humanity right up until the present day.
In addition to the Crystal Skull, the roman Discus Thrower and the Vindolanda tablets, the collection also houses more controversial items such as the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone.
Architecturally, the building revolves around the Great Court designed by Norman Foster and completed in 2000. The Great Court is the largest covered public square in Europe. It is two acres crowned by a spectacular glass roof. The bit in the middle is the famous Reading Room.
Entry is free and the museum is open daily.