This is IT. This is the global collection that only the Brits could assemble over hundreds of years. The Collection is the Best of Everything, and not limited to English.
They have kindly arranged the key holdings in one large room. It starts with the famous Beowulf document from nearly 1,000 years ago. Move slowly around the cases, and you shall see Chaucer, Shakespeare, music by Handel, Bach, Beethoven, and the Beatles. Sound recordings from early times, and of key events. TV video from old times and key events..... you get the idea. It is a very large collection, and they tried to pack the top elements into one exhibit. You can easily spend the entire day in the room.
Even wandering the hallways can be fun -- they have the world's more incredible Stamp collection from distant places and times to view.
Caution - do not eat there. The café is less than you expect from British museums. Just go locally to one of many places. Admission to the Museum is FREE, so you can return easily.
Also note -- the large gift shop is dangerous! Too many things to buy and cram onto the plane home!!
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