There is no correct way to visit the British Museum, which is home to an astonishing range of cultures, periods and types of material - it's up to each visitor, their interests, and how much time and energy they have. This practical guidebook offers 5 tours of major cultural and geographic areas covered by the Museum, supplemented by 10 thematic tours suggesting less obvious ways of viewing some of the thousands of objects on display. The two major new galleries are featured - the award-winning Wellcome Trust Gallery of Living and Dying, and Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century. Fully illustrated in colour, including specially designed maps and detailed directions for getting around the Museum, this is a perfect companion for first-time visitors who want to savour the highlights of the collection. The author also provides a variety of ideas for longer or repeat visits to pursue particular interests, and the book can be used to plan in advance. The flexible format makes it easy for any visitor to decide for themselves how long they wish to spend - from as little as an hour to as long as a day.
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John Reeve was formerly the Head of Education in the British Museum and is the co-author of Behind the Scenes at the British Museum.
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Book Description British Museum Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. The British Museum Visitor's Guide Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Bookseller Inventory # 1111-9780714127804
Book Description British Museum Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0714127809
Book Description British Museum Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0714127809
Book Description British Museum Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110714127809