British Museum, London
The initial collection was bequeathed by the original Sloane Ranger, Sir Hans Sloane, a wealthy Chelsea doctor in 1753. It became a magnet for all the loot being amassed by the British Empire through the 19th century. In the 1880s the natural history collections were transferred to South Kensington . It still houses the British Library where Marx plotted capitalism's downfall (Although this will soon transfer to St.Pancras). It transfered in 1997 - and is open to the public. Key Exhibits include the Egyptian Hall, the Tomb of Payava, the Elgin Marbles & the Sutton Hoo treasure (British Museum). The Magna Carta (British Library).
Tel: 020 7323 8299
Location: Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG (Click Here For Map)
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn