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British Museum

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Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7323 8299
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of...

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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British Museum Highlights Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone
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Clearly one of the most fantastic museums on this planet. Go there. Have been many times myself. Read the 'average' and 'terrible' reviews. They're highly entertaining. Prepare to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clearly one of the most fantastic museums on this planet. Go there. Have been many times myself. Read the 'average' and 'terrible' reviews. They're highly entertaining. Prepare to laugh out loud and simultaneously realise that our human race is doomed to failure. But visit the museum. It's pretty damn amazing. And it's free! Don't forget to leave a donation though.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this museum as it had plenty of history and also took on a 21st century feel. It is a small museum, so if just getting your children interested in the arts and history, its a great place to start.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved this museum. I spent about 3 hours in the museum with the audio guide and still didn't see everything. I definitely recommend the audio guide, it was worth the money! Go here if you're looking for Egyptian and Middle Eastern history and archeology.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I live this place. I always cime here when i come to London. It never fails to disappoint me. Plents of cafes and resting spots. Plenty of treasures to see. This place is just awe inspiring! Staff are also friendly. You can easily spend a day or two here.. This place will not dissappoint.

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Leland, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You really need to visit this museum. I was amazed at the quality of the exhibits. If you have a chance you need to make sure this is a most stop location while travelling in London.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone should see the Rosetta Stone up close and personal, and then everything else this museum has is a bargain. I love the modern atrium, and frequent exhibitions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must for all. The architecture of the Atrium is already worth the visit in itself. The art collection rarely gets better than this, just an amazing amount of treasures. Travel the world simply by visiting this museum.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

brilliant day out for £25 starts of with a yeoman warder tour of over a thousand years of history which is very witty and informative then visit the crown jewels have some lunch then visit the white tower and see the arms and armour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been visiting this museum for over 25 years as a couple, then with our kids, now as a couple again (the young ones continue to visit on their own). It has such a vast collection and ever changing exhibitions that it is rather easy to spend a lifetime taking it all in. The artifacts are well displayed and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in for a wander whilst on a weekend visit to London. Was enthralled by some mesmeric Korean harvest festival music in the atrium, quite forgot to wander round the museum and spent 45 minutes listening!

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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