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“Best Museum in the World”
Review of The British Museum

The British Museum
Ranked #3 of 1,892 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed May 20, 2015

There is so much to see I'd recommend bringing a guidebook or researching the exhibits first! We did the Rick Steve's walking tour, which took us through the major sites of the Egyptian, Assyrian and Greek exhibits. Having the guidebook was great because Rick provides history on the sights that you are seeing and directs you to the most interesting and most famous attractions.
Make sure you see the Greek exhibit while you are there! The Elgin marbles were beautiful and fascinating to see. And we found this exhibit a bit less crowded than the other exhibits we saw.
A donation is suggested, but there is no one asking for them, just donation boxes placed around the museum, so you don't feel pressured to donate.
Make sure you give yourself at least 3 hours to see the museum even if you are just hitting the big attractions. There is a lot to see and the museum gets very busy! You could take a week and still not see all the whole museum.

1  Thank Allison C
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

What can be said about the greatest museum in the world? Of course much of the contents were looted by the British in the last century, but they certainly had good taste!

1  Thank Moonshadow51
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

I really enjoyed the imaginative use of vegetarian foods, and the friendly services. Very family friendly layout, with tables at the back where families could eat their own food as well as bought food. Free water and glasses at every table.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

The British Museum is also one of the oldest museums in the world, one of the largest collections of antiques and most famous in the world.
A party that is worth noting is the Great Court located in the center of the museum, a huge space with a glass cover in which the reading room of the British Library is.
Throughout the different rooms you can find any kind of object, from china, to prehistoric and medieval antiques or coins and medals from different periods. The most striking parts of the museum are ancient Egyptian section (the better after the Egyptian Museum), and ancient Greek.
The museum is free and, on Thursdays and Fridays, closes later than most museums, so it was the perfect choice for a chilly London evening enjoying good art.

1  Thank Albert M
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

A very nice museum.They have collection from every part of the world.they have arranged them region wise.The best of the things where they ruled or where they went.you can spend days seeing it.lets leave the controversies how they collected them.Apprecite what our ancestors made in different parts of the world.Really a good place.

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