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The British Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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
+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

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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 today

An impressive architecture. A huge collection from everywhere over the world. Many people even late in the afternoon. So long queue under heavy rain to be controlled by security teams. Why not automate the control process instead of cheking each bag manually?

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Reviewed today

It is a great museum with loads to see and the architecture is stunning. Annoying about the extra security now... especially for locals.

Thank James C
Reviewed today

Visited British Museum to get an experience of the ancient life. Here you can see relics from life as a far as 3500 BC which means more then 5500 years. One is in awe looking at the items from the life at that time and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

spent a few hours looking around here they have lots of exhibits to see and vast range of artifacts from around the world

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Reviewed yesterday

It is overwhelming, it is ancient history, it is old school, it should be done by everyone at least once in a lifetime. It is what Indian Jones was bring home. I chuckled at the sheer madness of bringing whole walls and other massive things...More

1  Thank Allison R
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is huge and you may spend all day there looking at different exhibitions. The first artifact that I planned to see was the prominent Rosetta Stone. This historical stele, a black basalt stone, with inscription in three languages is welknown for having given...More

1  Thank Irinamm139
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I dragged my kids around here and felt bad. Took me back to my childhood of being bored of doing things my dad thought would be entertaining. Great building but the contents are just an exhibition of stuff the British have stolen from around the...More

Thank filhart
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome! A must when visit to London. Free of entrance. An opened eyes for tourists. Nice for photoshooting as well

Thank JudyL2046
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place will blow your mind! I doubt there is another museum in the world as good as the british museum. We spent the whole day here and still needed much more time, the amount of fascinating exhibits seems endless

1  Thank HorseD82
Reviewed 2 days ago

As usual, the new Assyrian Exhibition is world class. No- it outclasses most else in the world! Our favorite destination and it never lets us down- now we are Members and can use the great members room and the café, as well as going into...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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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.