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British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
+44 (0)20 7323 8299
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London Walking Tour of the British Museum and...
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Ranked #33 of 1,153 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of human history and culture. Some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.
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Rochester, New York
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We have been to the British Museum many times as many others have done. There are few museums in the world that are as good as this one. It is best to visit the museum with an exhibit in mind or you will be overwhelmed. On this visit we went to the Ming exhibit, a special exhibit on at this... More

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Anglesey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We spent the day looking at each floor in the Museum. I'm sure to see everything at your leasure you would need to visit it a few times. It's very well put together on each floor. I would recommend a visit next time in London. It's free entrance.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is fabulous. It really whets your appetite about a vital part of our common European heritage. Wonderful paintings, books, explanations, clocks, maps etc... from Goethe to Brandt; from Walhalla to Bauhaus; from beer to the VW beetle. Reminds you how rich and complex identity is. Pre-book online. It's likely to be busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Museum, itself, surpasses any expectations! It is one of the world's greatest museums, for general, worldwide antiquities! Its periodic individual targeted exhibitions are delightful, well-presented, and highly informative! ACCESS, however, is a problem - even for Londoner/natives! Underground/Metro stations are ill-advertised, as is pedestrian access from those stations! Even when pedestrian is within few blocks of Museum, it is... More

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The museum offers all the historic classics. Egyptian, greek etc. Something missing at you trip to Acropolis?Was the pyramids empty? Find it here. All the good stuff that was excavated out of the middle east Africa etc. back in the good old 1800's and did not end up in Paris or Berlin is to be seen here.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The British Museum is always worth a visit when in London. Particularly so when there is a specific exhibition such as the current one on The Ming Dynasty. The whole display is quite simply breathtaking! If you're in London, this exhibition is an absolute must. However, it isn't a quick visit, you will need a good two to three hours... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We had a 16:00 entry and did not realise that the exhibit closed at 17:30. At 17:15 they started telling us to move along then closed it by 17:20. Disappointed as we had not completed all the rooms, there are some wonderful items to view and we were very rushed. We were not loitering and tried to listen to the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Overall a good place to visit. The Egyptian mummies and statutes where good to see. It was a shame most of the Greece statutes had their heads missing. It took about 3-4hours to walk round. Worth a visit.

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a must for us every time we visit London. We don't think we'll ever see everything even though our focus is Ancient Greece and Rome and Roman occupation of Britain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been in British Museum 3 times and In every visit I try to get more information about the Ancient Asia, America and Africa. This is the best place to get information about the Old History of the World.

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