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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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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went with my 8 yr old daughter as she will be learning about the ancient Egyptians when she goes back to school. We visited the ‘family’ desk and got a free children’s booklet for the Egyptian rooms. It was well written with items to find...More

Thank wilkofamily6
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A must visit place if you are in london loads of interesting stuff to see here could spend a 1/2 a day

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Reviewed today via mobile

It's free. Its huge. Watch going during peaks times, it can get extremely busy. Egyptian, Greek and Roman exhibits are fantastic.

Thank Sean G
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So much to see!!! This is a wonderful place to learn lots about lots of things for nothing. At least a two-visit place.

Thank Eva B
Reviewed today via mobile

This is the great london museum but it does get crowded, so best to arrive early. Of course, you can’t see it all in a day.

Thank EdwardVK
Reviewed today via mobile

I only had 2 hours, i and just had to visit the British Museum at all cost! When I stepped in I went straight towards the information desk and lucky as I am I found 2 itineraries: 1 full of you have all day. And...More

Thank KaotikBB
Reviewed today

Have a plan before you enter. 5 hours and we saw what we came to see with a bit of time to wander into adjacent collections. Don't miss this museum!

Thank Bonnie K
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Because our 13 year old grandchild is learning Mandarin, we took her on a 'culture day' to the MB specifically to see the China rooms. Since it was on a Sunday we expected long queues, and ours started just outside the main gate. But it...More

Thank Dodgeman20
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One of the most complete museum collection I've ever seen. Great fun for adults, families, children, couples, etc. Highly recommended!

Thank Paula D
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The museum is huge! My grandson likes egyptology and was overawed by the artifacts and the exhibits. You cant fault the wonderfull exhibitions . the gift shops are mega expensive though which is a shame as we didnt buy anything for that reasonTheres a lack...More

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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
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Elena A
August 18, 2018|
Response from AmonaV | Reviewed this property |
Ciao Elena, To be honest, non lo so. I would assume it's cheaper to eat outside of the museum, there is lot's of places for food in vicinity.
Scott D
July 4, 2018|
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Response from Isilia | Reviewed this property |
You can use your ipad, in several parts of the museum it is allowed to take photos. Where there are any restrictions, there will be warnings and the monitors are very polite and will warn you when you can not take pictures.
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jakib h
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Anuj V | Reviewed this property |
No. We just walked in . No tickets required as far as I recall .