As I write this post, the conversion from pound to US dollar is 1.58! With that conversion, living in London can be pretty steep. Mr. Selfish and I have accordingly become very fond of the museums since the vast majority of them are free.
We went to eight museums during our time in London. This post will review the four larger museums we visited – the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Natural History Museum, and the Tate Modern. Part 2 will review the four smaller museums that Mr. Selfish and I visited during our stay.
1. The British Museum – Established in 1753, this museum focuses on human history and culture. It contains over 8 million items in its permanent collection. Mr. Selfish and I personally enjoy the Egyptian and Asian permanent exhibits. We also visited the temporary Picasso exhibit, which contained over 100 etchings by Picasso.
It is always worthwhile to visit the British Museum. Mr. Selfish and I have been here separately and together on a number of occasions. The only downside is that it can get pretty swamped by tourists, especially the Egyptian exhibits. I would recommend not visiting the British Museum on the weekends but going during the weekday.