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The British Museum

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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
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed today

I have visited lots of museums. This one should be the biggest I know. The history of the world is there with all the arts, sciences, technlogy, cultures and other human creatives.

Thank kamodra
Reviewed today via mobile

The museum has a wide range of collections from all over the over but mostly are Asian which I found a bit boring as I expected to learn more about the European / British! Nevertheless, it’s free for entrance and allows you to take pictures.

Thank YuenlamN
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another wonderful visit, my 14 year old loves this place so much he just starts smiling as soon as he gets within a few metres of the Rosetta Stone. As always, the best and most enjoyable learning is outside the classroom. Amazing Egyptian collection too....More

Thank shellystevens71
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I did a quick visit of the British Museum and we enjoyed ourselves. I was worried about lines but they weren't bad at all... Maybe 10 mins to get in. We arrived at 10:30am on a Saturday in mid September. The museum...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of exhibits for adults and children. It was very hot because of the number of people in attendance. We thought it would be less crowded in September.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed yesterday

This is a popular museum which attracts vast numbers of visitors. Get there early and aim to visit the busy parts early! But theres loads to see!

Thank Benniskeeper
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ian Hislop’s exhibition needed to be better sequenced and storyline organised; it was like the curate’s egg.

Thank isbear
Reviewed yesterday

Wow what can I say well worth a visit. Amazing what a find. Would recommend without hesitation. Not enough to time as we had to catch our train.

Thank Fan223
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t really “review” THE British Museum. This place is pack-full of history , knowledge and genius modern architecture. From the Rosetta Stone via ancient Egypt , Syria and Mesopotamia , Greek and Roman artifacts, to Polynesian art and Korean porcelain . You have not...More

Thank lemotka
Reviewed yesterday

We had just a quick look into British museum, as it is too large for seeing all expositions and we hadn´t time. Impressive building, architecture. Advanatges of London - all (at least the most popular) museums are for free, only donation entrence is up to...More

Thank Katarína C
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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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Hilary A
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Hilary A | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Tracy, I've been a member for years! It's a wonderful institution, isn't it. My post wasn't really a question, it was just setting the record straight in response to a previous review from someone else, which was... More
vacation f
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
Egyptian rooms not to be missed especially Rosetta Stone.
Elena A
August 18, 2018|
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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.