One of the greatest museums in the world, the British Museum was established in 1753 largely based on the donations by Sir Hans Slone, of around 71,000 objects. The Smirke Building built by Robert Smirke, forms the core building of the museum, which apparently made its way from the torn of the Townley Gallery, for the classical sculpture. Later in the years 1857 and 1914, a doomed study room and King Edward VII’s Galleries, a Beaux Arts Style addition, went on to become a part of the museum respectively.
The Parthenon Galleries built in the year 1939, by American John Russell Pope enhance the beauty of the museum. The Great Court, opened by Elizabeth II, in the year 2000 consists of a two-acre square indoor courtyard enclosed by a glass roof. More than 7 million artifacts are there on the display in the collection of the museum, which is always on motion making way for a new experience each time. The Elgin Marbles, i.e. the collection of marble sculptures, the Egyptian Collection esp. the statue of Pharaoh Ramesses II and the Assyrian collection form an integral part of the compilation of the British Museum. Therefore a visit to the British Museum can make people know the brilliant history of London and the world.