27 novembre 2017

London Museums

During my stay in London, I had the opportunity to visit some museum. I am going to present you some of them. 
  • Tate Modern 
The Tate Modern is located in the Southwark district of London, on the right bank of the Thames. This museum open the 11 of May 2000. We can find in this museum the national collection of Modern Art and Contemporary Art. The Tate Modern is a very well-known museum. Indeed, each year, there are approximately 4 884 939 visitors. 
Before to be a museum, the Tate Modern was a power plant. The building has been converted in museum by the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. 
We can access to this museum with the Southwark station (Jubilee Line). 
  • British Museum 
The British Museum has been founded in 1753 and opened in 1759. This Museum is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. The British Museum is established by more than seven million objects.
These objects who illustrate human history from its beginnings to today are divided in 10 collections : 
Africa, Oceania, America
Ancient Egypt and Soudan
Coins and medals, 
conservation and scientific 
greece and Roma
Middle East
Treasures of Antiquities and Portability 
Prehistory and Europe
Impressions and drawings
The British Museum is the most visited tourist place in England. Indeed, each years, there are more than 6 million of visitors. 
  • National Gallery 
The National Gallery opened in 1838. It is located in the North of Trafalgar Square in London. We can find in this gallery 2300 paintings, dating from the Middle Ages to the end of the nineteenth century. 
It is possible to access to the principal collection for free. But, we have to pay for temporary exhibitions. 

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