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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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The Egyptian section was our main reason for going here and it was awesome. We did try and see other things too, but there is so much to see, we didn't get to all of it in our... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Egyptian section was our main reason for going here and it was awesome. We did try and see other things too, but there is so much to see, we didn't get to all of it in our time there.

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Cerritos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent, well-organized displays. Afternoon tea is very good. The only disappointment was that they don't sell a black t-shirt showing the Rosetta Stone.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I only wish that I had more time to spend at this special place. SInce I was only in town for few days, I went on a Sunday afternoon with my cousin. Outstanding exhibits from Egypt and Asia. this is a place that you need to spend a few days due to the size .

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Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The British museum is huge, and represents both the Empire and the world. Here you can see the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Frieze, and other treasures of antiquity. They are spaciously arranged in large galleries. The location is in central London, close to several Underground (subway) stops. Free admission with a suggested donation. You can stop in for a few... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum had a lot of artifacts but not overly sensational to look at. The museum is free which is great because I wasn't too impressed with it. If you happen to be in the area drop by to see the Egyptian exhibits and then go on about your day. There are much better things to see while in a... More 

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Thank Robert R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday so managed to park a couple of streets away. You can spend hours here. There is so much to see and in such a beautiful building.

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Thank Janice N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I walked in without doing any research on this place and wow, it was an absolute blast. The museum is so massive that you need to allow maybe three hours or so to see it all; unfortunately I arrived too late and had to leave at closing time around 5pm after seeing maybe 2/3 of it. Highly recommended, but a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The British Museum is a breathtaking experience for anyone interested in history. In every room there is something unique and fascinating. From deserts of ancient Egypt to the Himalayas, Africa to the Arctic, and everywhere in between the British Museum can claim to being Earth's Museum.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Woderful compilation of great historical importance objects coming from many different cultures of the world.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am going to be honest, I was hungover when I visited the museum. It is huge and overwhelming at times. Suggest to come with time and energy to even get through it. The Rosetta Stone was a little underwhelming.. should have had its own separate room with more information instead of being placed in the Egyptian statue room ....... More 

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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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