The British Museum

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  1. TheoGB

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    Just to say that I visited the BM today for the first time in a while to see the Agatha Christie Mesopotamian exhibition (which was cool) and got my first sight of the new Great Court.
    If you haven't been in a while then I urge you to go because, aside from the Wheel, this is the best thing I've seen our Millennium money go on. The scale and look is totally fantastic and I was simply blown away. It kind of made all those ancient Egyptian treasures seem less important.
    On a different note, I kept on seeing the stuff and thinking 'Why don't we give this back?' I guess it's unrealistic to think of it happening but there were references to the-rest-of-such-and-such-an-exhibit still being in Egypt, or wherever, and it just seemed pretty terrible that we had it here to look at. Or maybe I'm just being an idiot.
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  2. Larry Schneider

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    The number one thing I want to do before I expire is to visit the British Museum and the Imperial War Museum.
     
  3. TheoGB

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    Is that gonna be soon? [​IMG] Hope not.
    I haven't been to the Imperial War Museum since I was a nipper so I should get along again.
    I think the British Museum's is the only one that's still free, though the Agatha Christie bit cost 7 quid to get into.
    Yeah, you should definitely make time to see it. Natural History and Science museums are also cool.
     
  4. Larry Schneider

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    Our Smithsonian Institute is an excellent complex of museums, but the collections in the UK seem absolutely fabulous. No, I have no plans to croak in the near future. I'll retire in about 4 years, and I definitely want to spend time over there.
     

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