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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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Mummies take the day

The British Museum is a must see when in London. We took our two grandchildren aged 7 and 9 and they chose to see the Mummies of Ancient Egypt. The displays, content and... read more

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The British Museum is a must see when in London. We took our two grandchildren aged 7 and 9 and they chose to see the Mummies of Ancient Egypt. The displays, content and information are magnificent. We stayed there for 3 hours and the children were fascinated and did not want to leave. There is so much to see in... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 4 hours looking around and there is so much to see, from statues, to mummies. We ended by having afternoon tea in the restaurant, which was very good.

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

Everybody has heard about this museum. If you want to see it you might need to spend more than one day.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This really is a world class museum. You can get lost in here for days and still not see it all. I'd recommend this to any person visiting London. A real 'must see' attraction.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really lovely museum which we called into on our way to catch a train at King's Cross. The museum is impressive inside and out and the exhibitions are well laid out and easily accommodate the many tourists that flock to it. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and I'm only sad that we couldn't stay longer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

really great day, beatles lyrics, the magna carta. My kids loved it - will be heading back in the Summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another fantastic museum for those interested in Arts & Culture from around the world. Keep an eye out for the many exhibitions throughout the year.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of information to learn from, well presented, could actually do with adding more current exhibitions that are for free. I left a donation but was really annoyed to see big coach loads of tourists taking over the place, pushing and shoving to take photos and not donate a penny. The museum should charge at least a nominal £1 entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yep after years of traveling to Egypt and France, this was a special treat to se the one and only rosetta stone.Admission was free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum has changed over the years. Exhibits are what you would expect. Facilities were short on paper and long on lines. Food/snacks/drink prices high.

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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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