The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Masterpieces of the British Museum

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The British Museum has preserved a universality in its collections of artefacts representing many cultures from ancient times to the modern world. The original 1753 collection has grown to over thirteen million objects at the British Museum, 70 million at the Natural History Museum and 150 million at the British Library.

The British Museum has many Masterpieces. Below are some of the highlights:


“I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Winston Churchill



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