How To Make A Trip To The British Museum More Interesting

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How To Make A Trip To The British Museum More Interesting

The British Museum is a wonderful place, but the endless parade of oil lamps, coins and potsherds can get a bit samey. Dig a bit deeper, though, and there's plenty of fun to be had with the museum's collections. Here's what would happen if they accidentally put us in charge of the labelling.

You'll find Emperor Joffrey, Consul Joffrey, gladiator Joffrey and a variety of other Roman Joffrey friends in Rooms 49, 69 and 70. He's not the only lookalike in the museum, however...

The Rosetta Stone is, without doubt, the most popular exhibit at the British Museum. It's a real bun fight to get anywhere near it, but there is another option...

OK, it might not be the real thing, but you can examine it much more closely. You can even lick it if the security staff aren't looking. Find the mock Rosetta in the Enlightenment galleries.

While you're there, seek out these strange anachronisms...

Those looking for conspiracy theories are well served by the museum. One good example can be found in Room 50:

The British Museum isn't entirely devoted to aliens and ancient civilisations. Several rooms show off items from the 20th century...

It even has exhibits that relate to all centuries...

You'll find him in the Money gallery, not far from the alien we saw earlier.

All images by the author, who has almost completed a five-year mission to read every label in the museum. Poor sod.

Last Updated 11 August 2016