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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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We spent there 3,5 hours but we were in a hurry. Would definitely do it again anytime! A must see when in London. Highly recommend! Don’t be scared of the line. It goes really fast!

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Reviewed today

The British Museum has the most amazing display of antiquities from around the world that you can imagine. I spent most of a day there and saw only a fraction of what the Museum has to offer. It's incredible, period.

Thank furniturepro
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To avoid sensory overload we limited our visit to just a few sections. As the Islamic Art rooms had only just (re)opened we went there first and were glad we had. We followed this with the Egyptian section, then Ancient Greece. We found all the...More

Thank Rosemary03
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so many things to see, and the building is so beautyful, it´s a must!! if you go to,london this is something you dont want to miss

Thank andres a
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its an amazing place...so many galleries...so many cultures...really, u must go again and again to this museum...its one of the most beautiful museums of the world.....

Thank evaevoula
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This is a must see in London and best of all it is free. We walked through the Egypt section which was really busy. You can’t see it all in one visit.

Thank wombatdavid
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I made time to visit the museum and spent considerable time there (especially the Egyptian and Greek sections). In hindsight, I could have booked a guide to navigate the place better. P.S. Use the map, that is provided free of cost at the information desk,...More

Thank akshaymilap
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One of the Free Big Three. Highly recommend a few hours here but don’t try to see it all in one go, see a bit each time you come. Tube stop at Holborn.

Thank Martin S
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Loved it! Recommend a map with some guidance around the museum - easy to get lost and miss something because there are so many things to see! Wanted to buy an audio guide, but it was only available at specific times. Don't know why really,...More

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This museum has so many interesting things to see... you can't see it all in one visit. If you're pressed for time, we found the Egypt section impressive. Definitely worth visiting again. It's easy to miss interesting exhibits, so best to get a map and...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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October 12, 2018|
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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
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
Egyptian rooms not to be missed especially Rosetta Stone.