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British Museum

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Bloomsbury
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Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7323 8299
Today
10:00 am - 8:30 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
Description:

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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Plan for a bit of walking... open and free access, but our London Pass allowed us access to the Africa exhibit, which was interesting. As museums go in London there are better... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan for a bit of walking... open and free access, but our London Pass allowed us access to the Africa exhibit, which was interesting. As museums go in London there are better ones.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If I need to tell you this is one of the world's greatest treasures, you might not be capable of appreciating it.

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went on a rainy Sunday and i wasn't disappointed. The dome on itself is worth a visit ! There was a lot of people present so be sure to have your ticket. You can eat there of bring your lunch. Be patient sometimes it is queuing to the next exposition. Go to the less popular ones, there will be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

its a truly walking into the world history I've realized they goy more stuff in here than what we do have in Italy lol

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment you step into the Great Court, you know you are going to see something special. Everyone races to see the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin marbles from the Parthenon, but don't miss some of the other treasures. The room of Enlightenment is a fascinating walk through the museum era of old. The Lewis Chessmen are amazing as... More 

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Thank jackiedoman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an important British institution in Bloomsbury and makes for a great day out. The permanent collection is just as interesting as any temporal ones. The 'new' Great Court (2000) is breath-taking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have an interest in Ancient Chinese History and decided to make a visit to the British Museum. I wanted to see Oracle Bones. But they don't have any! WASTED JOURNEY!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I had our first look around here late last year and were disappointed as to how busy the place was. I know it's a worldwide attraction for visitors, but we could hardly move let alone see the exhibits. Coach loads of foreign tourists with cameras, taking picture of exhibits rather than using their eyes and memory... What... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The British Museum is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of museums throughout the world. Spanning history from the dawn of time right up to the present day, it has something for everyone to see and enjoy. The ever-changing special exhibits are also very interesting and definitely worth the time seeing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Vast museum easy to spend a day here. Good explanations, light and airy building, good cafés. Egyptian rooms fascinating. Sumerian wall frescoes stunning.

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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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