Made some 3,600 years ago, the world’s oldest known map of the night sky is coming to London to go on display in the British Museum early next year.
About the The British MuseumOne of the UK's main national museums, although despite it's name, it focuses mostly on other countries.
Has an impressive collection from Egypt, Greece, Roman remains and a host of other item specific collections such as the clocks or money galleries.
Most of the galleries lead off a huge central courtyard which is under glass.
The museum is free to visit, although the major temporary exhibitions often have to be paid for.
You can easily spend a day there.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
Link to The British Museum's website
The British Museum,
The British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
Exhibitions open at the moment
In a world-first, a group of rare drawings by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai will go on display at the British Museum.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Sun 30th January 2022
Exhibitions opening soon
Step into the vibrant world of Peru and discover how people have thrived for millennia in one of the most complex and challenging environments on the planet.
Open from Thu 11th November to Sun 20th February 2022
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Fequently asked questions
What's the nearest railway station to The British Museum
The nearest station is Tottenham Court Road which is 0.3 miles away.
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