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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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One of the must go places of London. Absolutely worth the time. We were with young kid and everyone had a great time there.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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One of the must go places of London. Absolutely worth the time. We were with young kid and everyone had a great time there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for a quick stroll after shopping at Covent Garden. What an amazing collection. A treasure at every turn. Free admission but donations are encouraged and more to the point , deserved. Busy with school children but well worth it

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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This time we did not have a 'special' viewings booked, we just wanted to view the parts of the museum we normally missed out. We wanted to visit the Egyptian Rooms, The Mummies and then the Central & South American Rooms. We got lost and wandered into some rooms we had not intended to view, but who cares, each exhibit... More 

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Thank intipusscat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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If you love history that looks at humankind, then this is the museum for you. The building looks like a piece of artwork itself and very clean inside. The museum is free, but you can give a donation if you wish. The exhibits are amazing an well presented. I would recommend the Benin Bronzes, Ancient Egyptian and Roman exhibits.

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El Salvador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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Be ready to spend at least half a day, and you won't see everything. Try to get a list of what you want to see first and the museum map. Enjoy it!

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Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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We went on a day that a new exhibition was opening hence the lack of signs meant if you wanted to see the traditional parts, you had to walk half way round to an alternative entrance to get in! Other than that, it was a good day out especially as I haven't been there for 30-40 years!

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Thank magicarmy
Diekirch, Luxembourg
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Must return for studying details. Presentation of different cultures. Great shop! Its free, so one can discover it in some parts.

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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All staff are little Hitler's. Toilets shut way before the place does. Too be honest tour was great, but was organised by outside company that probably pissed off the staff at the museum and why they were just awful. Will not go again.

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Rafz, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Great museum with a great exhibition. I really liked the pieces from ancient Egypt (the mummies, the statues of Ehyptian gods and so on). Really stunning! And it is for free :)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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the impressive quantity and quality of pieces from ancient Egypt and Greece makes this museum a world reference. Also, the galleries and ambients are worth of praise. If in London, you must go there!

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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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