The British Museum and The Natural History Museum



The British museum and Natural History Museum BY HELENA; CAROLINA AND MARÍA
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The British Museum

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, 7 million objects from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.The British Museum was build in 1700, based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. After 59 years, the museum opened. The British Museum was unique in that it housed both a national museum of antiquities and a national library in the same building.


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In the British Museum you can find differents floors and galleries:

On the ground floor you can find:

  • Americas

  • Ancient Egypt

  • Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Asia

  • Middle East

  • Themes

  • Exhibitions and changing displays

On the lower floor you can find:

  • Africa

  • Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Clore Education Centre

  • Ford Education Centre for Young Visitors

On the upper floor you can find:

  • Ancient Egypt

  • Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Asia

  • Europe

  • Middle East

  • Themes

  • Exhibitions and changing displays



The Tomb-chapel of Nebamun

The British Museum acquired 11 wall-paintings from the tomb-chapel of a wealthy Egyptian official called Nebamun in the 1820s. Dating from about 1350 BC, they are some of the most famous works of art from Ancient Egypt.
Following a ten-year period of conservation and research, the paintings are now on display together for the first time. They give the impression of the walls of colour that would have been experienced by the ancient visitors to the tomb-chapel.
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The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Roads, South kensington, London.

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaentology and Zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin.



In the natural history museum you can find differents zones:

Red zone:

Discover the wonders of our planet with volcanoes, earthquakes and our giant Earth model.

Green zone:

Investigate Earth’s ecology. Meet a dodo. Explore the magnificent Central Hall including Charles Darwin's statue and our new ceiling installation TREE. Learn about the meteorites that shaped this planet.

Blue zone:

Experience the age of dinosaurs. Discover a world of massive mammals including the blue whale, and learn about the human body

Orange zone:

Explore the Wildlife Garden and find out about the new Darwin Centre.


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