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British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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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
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't even see the high points in be visit. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon in London. Plan to be overwhelmed because there is so much to see.

Thank IrvW2013
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Okay, a bit much to take in to be honest and not particularly well curated or signposted, take your own refreshments as well.

Thank beef b
Reviewed yesterday

How can you visit London but not visit the British Museum, which is totally free!! So much to see you could seriously spend weeks in this building. Particularly loved wandering through the Egyptian and Greek sections but you won't be disappointed where ever you go....More

Thank Nige-ACT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having lived in London for some years and been aware of many world class tourist destinations on our doorstep, we finally vowed to make the effort to visit some. First of all the museum is free for entry (donations welcome and gladly given) which is...More

Thank Ben V
Reviewed yesterday

A must do in London! Incredible artifacts! Allow 2-3 hours to walk through. We were there for a couple of hours and we didn't see it all.

Thank rncathy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting London of course there will be rain at least 1 day so for our rainy day we went to the British museum. It is free and it offers a variety of sculptures from different eras. One of most beautiful museums.

1  Thank mmla2016
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful museum , i am sure if you are into antiquities u will love this place. Architecture is amazing. there is no entry fees as such ,they charge for headsets!

Thank rikin90
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No one can dispute that The British Museum has an immense, varied and amazing collection of the World's most fabulous artifacts. I've always had a issue with the British Museum's stance that they had the right to pillage the Parthenon of the "Elgin Marbles" and...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like the Louvre or the Metropolitan, this is to other first-rate museums what a huge department store is to a boutique. A day in the antiquities gets you only partway through. The Rosetta Stone and the Elgin marbles are famous, but hundreds of other exhibits...More

1  Thank ct3inmd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been there few time always love to there is relaxing and very easy to get there. Always open for new arts. Highly recommended AxC

1  Thank Paola H
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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1 August 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, Thanks for your question. Admission to the Museum is free, although some temporary exhibitions may require a ticket. Hope you have a pleasant visit. Best, Lucy Visitor Support
14 July 2017|
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13 July 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hi Fabia, Thanks for your question. On Fridays the last time slot for #Hokusai starts at 20.10 and the exhibition closes at 21.30. Enjoy the exhibition! Greta Visitor Support