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British Museum

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Bloomsbury
As featured in 3 Days in London and 5 other guides
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Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7323 8299
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Today
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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I could spend days here.

Bring your most comfortable walking shoes. It's The British Museum. Not to be missed! The Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, Mummy's, noted antiquities from every region of the... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bring your most comfortable walking shoes. It's The British Museum. Not to be missed! The Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, Mummy's, noted antiquities from every region of the world. If you aren't overwhelmed by this collection, you don't like museums.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see when in London. Many very important historical world items, including the Rosetta Stone. Lots of opportunity to purchase gifts, and enjoy some lunch or drink.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be prepared to walk and walk and walk. Wish the China exhibit had been open. Wish the curator would not have every possible item on display. Also wish the more important pieces had more history placards attached.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The British Museum has exhibits that go back to the Rosetta Stone, mummies and Greek and Roman statues. It is an amazing opportunity to see and experience the history that you learn about in school

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! This museum has it all! Absolutely incredible displays of Roman/Greek/European architecture, Egyptian relics and more. I am not usually a museum fan but I could not get enough of this one! Beautiful big building, inside and out, free entry and enjoyable for all young and old! Worth a couple of hours visit (and then some to see it all!).... More 

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Truly astonishing pieces from ancient Greece, Rome, and Assyria. My favorite experience was seeing the real Rosetta Stone on display. Absolutely incredible!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was amazed by the museum..... so many artefacts from so many era's!!!!! I was invited there by a friend and still grateful to him!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Words cannot do justice in describing the place! One must go in person to see. It is simply breathtaking! If you love history, if you love traveling, if you love art and culture, you must go and get lost in the British Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exhilarating and mesmerising palace of the world's riches from the Elgin marbles to Anglo Saxon treasure and Mummies. It's all here under one roof and what a roof with it's incredible glass domed structure that is genius in design. Always check what special exhibitions are on at The British Museum before visiting. Without doubt this museum is possibly the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a city full of great museums, the British Museum is not to be missed. Even f you only have an hour, go and spend your time in a small gallery. Or you could spend a lifetime. Great also for people watching

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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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