The diverse cultural life of Africa has been expressed through everyday objects and unique works of art since ancient times. The Museum's collection of over 200,000 African items encompasses archaeological and contemporary material from across the continent. Highlights on display in Room 25 include a magnificent brass head of a Yoruba ruler from Ife in Nigeria, the Tree of Life (a sculpture made out of guns) and some objects from the Torday collection of Central African sculpture, textiles and weaponry.
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Daily 12:00 PM Closed Boxing Day, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, Good Friday
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Great Russell StreetLondonWC1B 3DG
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- Tube: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square