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British Museum

The great Court is part of the British Museum, the central court which links up with the various... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
martyblack83
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Romford, United Kingdom
British museum

The Atrium of the British Museum is very impressive. There is a restaurant and two cafes, as well... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Ogi0
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Part of the British Museum, this glass-covered atrium over the museum’s central courtyard contains priceless sculptures in the forecourt along with a restaurant, café, education center and center for young adults.
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The great Court is part of the British Museum, the central court which links up with the various collections and contains a large shop, eating areas and information desks. There glass ceiling is very impressive itself, containing 1,656 pairs of glass window panes. this was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank martyblack83
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

While it’s structurally very impressive the actual exhibits are much like the rest of the museum. They are too vast if you are visiting with young children. They lost interest long before we had even scratched the surface

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The Atrium of the British Museum is very impressive. There is a restaurant and two cafes, as well as an information center.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ogi0
Reviewed January 6, 2018

This must be one of the most spectacular entrances to any museum in the world.It is truly a work of architecture

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank wingate
Reviewed December 4, 2017

The central court of British Museum,covered with an wonderful glass roof.Here you can find a info desk,a cafe,a restaurant,a souvenir shop.From here you can access different parts of the museum,from doors disposed on the sides.Also,there are some statues from museums collections.All in all,it looks(for me)...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank zuv
Reviewed July 24, 2017

I love the work of the architect Norman Foster and the Great Court at the British Museum is one of his most accessible and instantly admirable works. Whilst the BM - like many of London's great museums - is a work of art in its...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Koshkha
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely indoor courtyard that was remodelled in a modern fashion which still compliments the historical buildings surrounding it. As a busy courtyard to the british museum this is a handy place for facilities such as cafes, shops and information. If going to this space you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is a wonderful space at any time of day or season. The light is stunning and serves to bring out the beauty in the architecture of the museum itself. The roof is very photogenic too. I would not necessarily want to eat here though...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed February 7, 2017

This is a grand court area leading iinto the museum displays Perfect area to arrange for meeting friends. A contemporary design with glass ceilings incorporated into the original Greek revival style of the 18th century British museum. Great entry/info area with a resourceful bookstore.. Architecture...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Della G
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Is the covert court inside the British Museum. Not sure why is a different or separate from the museum but it is. The architecture is interesting. It is nice if it wasn't so crowded. The luch of planning made it a pain when you are...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank thor2705
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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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