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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7323 8299
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 5, 2016

The British Museum is one of London's best known attractions and is free to the general public. However, they do ask for a £5 donation, which we were more than happy to pay. The museum is huge and home to a wonderful collection of artefacts...More

42  Thank Sandygranny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 12, 2005

The British museum has some interesting things, but compared to all the other wonderful things to do in London, id keep it for last, that way if you run out of time you dont miss big cultural fun things of London. The way i see...More

22  Thank LibbeyD
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Reviewed yesterday

To see the inside of the British Museum's is reason enough alone to go. But on top of the impressive architecture The British Museum also has some of the most incredible art and artifacts in the world. I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this museum! It’s so big and has so many exhibitions to suit anyone. You could literally spend the whole day here and there’s an onsite cafe too if you did decide to stay. Definitely worth a visit on a free day.

Thank lilexie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I could spend hours in here getting lost. If you're considering visiting then don't hesitate, go! So much to see.

Thank rachelrebekah
Reviewed yesterday

The offers advertised were not available on our lunch time. The food was good and staff did their best. The food and drink a bit expensive but saved taking your own and going outside to find food. Just hope profits go to the museums.

Thank blackbottle57
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There’s not much to say about the British Museum other than it’s a simply stunning museum. Highly recommended.

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our main intention was to come and see the Rosetta Stone. The museum was rather busy for a Saturday morning however it was manageable getting around place to place. We enjoyed our time here and it can be overwhelming to see everything. We came for...More

Thank Mdecker17
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting museum with a little bit for everyone. I really enjoyed the Egypt exhibit and was amazed to see the Rosetta Stone up close and personal. I wasn't expecting to see all the displays of treasure hoards found throughout the UK. I also really...More

Thank easwim
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing well presented exhibition that really enthralled me (even purchased the hard back catalogue). We were there on. Saturday afternoon and expected it to be rammed, it actually was not too bad. I bought a joint membership some time ago and it really is...More

Thank TW1144
Reviewed yesterday

We got to see the Rosetta Stone! The Egyptian part was wonderful too! This place is very big so give yourself time to tour. They have a wonderful cafe and good food too. I am vegan and has a great meal. They bring the food...More

Thank debrad328
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

.....amazing art, chinese, aegyptian, syrian, roman..... human history through artefacts yet much taken from other nations without consend. Stolen greek monuments, marbles.... makes you proud and ashamed for humanity at the same time.

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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
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October 12, 2018|
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About one and half hours
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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
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
Egyptian rooms not to be missed especially Rosetta Stone.
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