The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Apart from the objects in the collection, the layout and style of the Museum has been almost entirely altered for the film, with only the Parthenon Gallery (Room 18) and the Great Court remaining as they are in real life.
They only filmed at the Museum for three nights, from the moment the gates closed to the public to 07.00 the next day. The other scenes were shot over three months on a specially built set in Vancouver, Canada.
Free. Open daily from 10.00 - 17.30 (Friday until 20.30)