The National Gallery. National Gallery. Royal Museums Greenwich: sea, ships, time and the stars. Visit. British Museum. Two hoards and one unknown Viking ruler. Ian Richardson, Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum The saying goes that one waits an eternity for a London bus to arrive, only for two to eventually show up at the same time.
Dot Boughton, Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Lancashire and Cumbria, is probably beginning to feel that the same rule applies to Viking silver hoards. It was only in April of this year that a hoard of over 90 coins and hacksilver from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria was reported to Dot. For any FLO, and indeed for the British Museum, which provides expert advice to enable the coroner to hold an inquest into the case (as required under the Treasure Act 1996), this represented a lot of material to work on. Visiting. Explore. Featured theme One of the five pillars of Islam central to Muslim belief, Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able.
Eating and drinking The award-winning benugo café sits at the heart of the Museum, so visitors can enjoy a bite to eat whilst soaking up the lively ambience.
Read more Access Useful information for visitors to the Museum with physical and learning disabilities. Galleries. The Museum is arranged into four main galleries – the Moving Toys Gallery, the Creativity Gallery, the Childhood Galleries and the Front Room Gallery.
Sort the facts from the myths about why dinosaurs died out and delve into our research and discoveries about these prehistoric giants. Beat the dino queue! Everybody loves the dinosaurs so plan ahead for your school holiday visit to the Museum and book free Dinosaurs gallery tickets in advance. Limited tickets are available for 5-27 April 2014. Green Zone.
Central Hall The Museum's grand entrance hall includes the Diplodocus skeleton, a 1,300-year-old giant sequoia tree, Darwin's statue and the coelacanth, a prehistoric fish still living in the Indian Ocean.
Treasures This spectacular new gallery showcases the most exceptional objects and specimens from the Museum's collections. Fossil Marine Reptiles Learn what was going on in the oceans while the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Red Zone. Gallery Announcements. Gallery highlights. Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery Discover the dramatic forces of nature in our newly-opened Volcanoes and Earthguakes gallery.
Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery Explore some of the most exceptional objects from the Museum’s collection in our new permanent gallery, now open. Dinosaurs Meet a terrifying T.rex, inspect dinosaur skeletons and sort the facts from the myths about why dinosaurs died out in the famous Dinosaurs gallery. Mammals (blue whale) Discover a world of massive mammals. Inspect a blue whale, the largest creature ever, from above and below.