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Friday Lates at the British Museum: Something to do!

Friday Lates at the British Museum: Something to do!

Sometimes… sometimes its good to do something different! Friday as soon as work finishes, straight to the pub! How many Londoners embark upon the same old tired ritual, week in, week out! And who can blame them, most of our wages go to making our landlords richer and to TFL. A  few alcoholic beverages to chill out and relax isn’t a bad thing after another tough week… However it is sometimes… sometimes good to do something different… so off I went to the British Museum on Friday to enjoy their once a week late opening evening: open until 8pm.

The British Museum is described as being a museum dedicated to human history and culture, from its beginnings to the present. The permanent collection numbers around 8 million works. The plan was to embark upon a couple of Spotlight Tours and have a wee wander around a couple of the galleries… there is only so much history and culture I can take in on one day, before it becomes too much!

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I arrived at Room 64 in plenty of time for the 7pm Death in ancient Egypt spotlight tour, in fact I got there 30 minutes early, which gave me a chance to have a wee wander around. Like a spare prick at a wedding… I looked for signs of a tour, no nothing, no tour guide, no group of people who looked vaguely like they were on a tour… ah well what could I do, but carry on all by myself! Once I had my fill of Egypt, Sudan and Nubia, I headed to Africa!

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Just like wandering the streets of London, you need to look up, down and every which way you can in the British Museum or you may miss out on seeing a truly remarkable piece of history, art, culture, life or death!

An hour and half of the the British Museums Friday lates was enough for me… so off to the I went for a couple of pints of Porter.