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Exploring the British Museum

The British Museum has an amazing collection of antiquities from around the world, but for our purposes, we'll be just as interested in the museum's visitors as the exhibits themselves.

We'll meet first at the most obvious cafe in the area, Camera Cafe - the cafe is at the back of the shop, and note that it doesn't open till 12pm (hence the start time). We'll head off just after 12.30pm, once everyone's arrived.

As we could easily take hours wandering around the museum, looking at everything, we need to be disciplined and focus on the photography! We can divide ourselves into groups visiting specific areas, if there's enough interest in doing that. A full gallery map can be found at http://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/floor_plans_and_galleries/ground_floor.aspx

We'll finish up at the Gallery Cafe, which is just off the Parthenon Room (12); we can refresh ourselves with drink and food and catch up with each other.

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  • Farnz

    A great idea and pleasant meet up.

    2 · February 18, 2014

  • chris

    Had a great time at my first meetup with the group. Sorry I had to bug out without a chat in the cafe, I hope to become more social in future. I spoke to Johnny at the start and he told me that he was looking to examine movement. It sounded like a good idea, so I tried to include it in some of my photos. So I think him for the advice, and hope to get/give more inspiration in the future. Thanks for the fun.

    2 · February 16, 2014

    • Johnny N.

      Great pictures!

      February 16, 2014

    • chris

      Thank you very much. Yours too. I'm liking that movement thing. I think I will try it again.

      February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry not able to join now as not feeling well...shame really as I haven't been out for ages!

    February 15, 2014

    • Johnny N.

      I hope you get better soon.

      February 15, 2014

  • Johnny N.

    Very nice meetup today.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Alasdair

    My cameras went a bit nuts with the light in the main hall! The white balance was all over the place and exposure wasn't great either. I _think_ I've fixed things a bit though. (This is a good reason to shoot B&W of course.)

    February 15, 2014

  • Martin

    Really enjoyed the British Museum and the people made it, an enjoyable day

    3 · February 15, 2014

  • Simon

    My first. Loved it. Very ociable group and picked up some tips along the way. It's a regular now

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • Chantal

    HELP I'M LOST IN EGYPT!

    February 15, 2014

  • raffaella

    Hi Chantal I will arrive at the museum around 1pm. I ll text you to see where you re shooting when I get at there.

    February 15, 2014

  • Mike E.

    But just seen that camera cafe opens at 12

    February 15, 2014

  • Mike E.

    Aperture's camera cafe seems to be closed. Ruskin cafe on corner towards Museum is convenient.

    February 15, 2014

    • Chantal

      Hi Mike, as per my message below, it does not open till 12pm.

      February 15, 2014

    • Chantal

      We are not changing location because you arrived early! :)

      February 15, 2014

  • Johnny N.

    I'm on my way now, hoping to get there by 12:30pm.

    February 15, 2014

  • Huzaifa A.

    Hi Chantal, I've been cleaning up the mess from last nights windy havoc and its late now so won't be able to make it today

    February 15, 2014

  • Chantal

    Just a reminder that the Camera Cafe does not open till 12pm, so there's no need to arrive before then!

    February 15, 2014

  • Siddrah

    Really sorry going to have to give this a miss.

    February 14, 2014

  • Johnny N.

    Yeah, I can come to this event now.

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • Saron

    Sorry Chantal, I cannot make this a Meetup.

    February 9, 2014

  • Kathy

    Already have plans Chantal so will have to give this a miss.

    February 9, 2014

  • Natalie

    Just realised this is the same time as my friends birthday. Will have to pass. :(

    February 4, 2014

  • Patrick

    sorry - Chantal

    January 20, 2014

    • Chantal

      Forgiven :) Blame yesterday's group for lots of misspellings!

      January 20, 2014

  • Patrick

    I can't attend this event now because I will be abroad on that date, but its great that there are so many events to attend...so well done Chantel

    1 · January 20, 2014

    • Johnny N.

      Thumbs up Chantal.

      1 · January 20, 2014

    • Chantal

      At some point, I'm going to start charging people extra if they spell my name wrong :)

      2 · January 20, 2014

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