We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

British Museum

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood:
Bloomsbury
As featured in 3 Days in London and 5 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7323 8299
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$31*
and up
British Museum Highlights Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone
More Info
$98*
and up
Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the British Museum
More Info
$125*
and up
Private Guided Tour of the British Museum in London

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 40,295 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17572
    Excellent
  • 4832
    Very good
  • 1130
    Average
  • 331
    Poor
  • 144
    Terrible
Huge

The museum is huge and there are lots of things to see. There are guided tours for some parts of the exhibition on designated times. Also, audio guides are limited in number so it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
charlmens
,
Antarctica
Add Photo Write a Review

40,295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 24,009: English reviews
Antarctica
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is huge and there are lots of things to see. There are guided tours for some parts of the exhibition on designated times. Also, audio guides are limited in number so it would be better to be there early if you want one.

Helpful?
Thank charlmens
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having visited London many times, this gem is somewhere I've missed until recently. Our children are 13 and 10 and loved our trip here. The building itself is stunning but the artifacts within the museum and the way they are organised is also excellent. My 10 year old daughter loved reading about how objects came to be in a particular... More 

Helpful?
Thank LucyNix
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can lose yourself to the amazing finds of this fascinating museum. Certainly worth a visit (generally free, donations welcome). Special exhibitions are usually ticketed and should be booked in advance to avoid queuing and disappointment

Helpful?
Thank sarahmacleod2016
Horsham, West Sussex
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic museum! It is a huge place to look around but if you have your own theme and concentrate on it it will be easier to focus!

Helpful?
Thank Mipsy11
Malmo, Sweden
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Compared with the IWM, this museum seems stale. You have to already be a history enthusiast to enjoy this place. It's the old display-and-sign thing that has been done and done again. I would've liked some variation on this. The collection is impressive and extensive, to be sure, and the building itself is impressive. It lacked the proper air condition... More 

Helpful?
Thank Johanna T
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The British Museum is a great place to visit, but you really need a whole day when the weather outside isn't so great and you have nothing else to do. It's full of such interesting artefacts that it justifies time spent on it.

Helpful?
Thank Donna-Zo
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had planned to spend most of the afternoon visiting the museum but due to some delays we ended up arriving at about 3:30. The museum has a handy guide which included a suggested route if you only had an hour available - we used this and probably saw most of the things we wanted to see. I would recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank MontyS-Wirral
Salford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I particularly like this museum there is so much to see and do. I joined the Friends of the British Museum.

Helpful?
Thank 472nevilleg
Arta Region, Greece
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

nice and big museum but 3/5 of this is GREEK. must this go home in ACROPOLIS museum. its no fair for greece

Helpful?
Thank terris87
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Incredible place. The whole of the human history in a single place. If you're with children it's worth to go in even if just for a couple of hours.

Helpful?
Thank Ron L

Travelers who viewed British Museum also viewed

 

Been to British Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of British Museum and other visitors
41 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
9 months ago
1 month ago
Antiparos, Greece

See all questions (41)

Questions? Get answers from British Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood