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British Museum

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Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7323 8299
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10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 - 20:30
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of...

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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British Museum

Loved it would recommend it to all and sundry.It's a great day out and even if you spend all day you wont see it all .If you like history this is the place for you.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bergerac, France
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Bergerac, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved it would recommend it to all and sundry.It's a great day out and even if you spend all day you wont see it all .If you like history this is the place for you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

By far one of the best museums in the world, a must for all visitors to London. Provides hours of interest for all ages and is easily reached by tube.

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Thank stejaadle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to criticize this museum's aristocratic view of history, and the outright colonial theft that led to many of the pieces being in London at all. Yet this is the British Empire, and aren't you in London to see it? Here, ogle at the hobby of the elite: collecting by any means necessary the greatest treasures of the world. Under... More 

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Thank Christian F
Chilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is worth visiting. Great permanent collections. The location is quite central. Facilities are also good.

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Thank Peter7777Southampton
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is super exciting, huge squid, astronomy departments, Rosetta stones, well, there is only one, the only one ever found. Come here.

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Thank malfoy2016
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last Saturday, I visited the British War museum. I had never bee before , much to my shame. For some where that is a free attraction it was such an experience. Obviously we all learnt about the first and second world wars at school, some of you may even of been in them. But it does not prepare you for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

what is there to say about the British Museum? It does pretty much what it says on the tin and more. There is just soooo much to see here, you could easily spend all day and then still realise that you've missed something. On the whole you can breeze through with no pre-booking needed but there are exhibitions where some... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Want to be reminded that we stand on the shoulders of giants? Want your breath taken away at every turn by the ingenuity, creativity and sheer joi de vivre of successive generations on every continent? Then roll up, have your bag searched, and start wandering through this beautiful building. And if you don't feel like giving at least the £5... More 

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Thank Ian C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoy coming here every time I visit London. Loads to see, young children will enjoy the Egyptian mummies

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Calella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Espectacular building and very good expositions inside for all the family. Need at least half a day to visit all the museum.

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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 throughout the week.
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