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British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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Looking for low cost amazing things to do in London, this ticks all the boxes. Easy to get to by public transport, zero entrance fee (though 5 pound donation recommended), intellectually challenging, amazing antiquities. When we arrived about midday the security line was very small,...More

Thank geromam
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Although it was very busy I loved the place, lots and lots of History. The Egyptian section tends to be the busiest, but the Mold cape is an excellent site to see

Thank Siân M
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Visited this well-known museum but found that the time I had was far too short to make the visit meaningful. From this short visit, I concluded this museum is best visited over a number of days; each section at a time. If I ever reside...More

Thank smkow
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Where else can you see items from Sumeria? the first civilization. Or Mesopotamia....the Rosetta stone???? All of history and civilization on display...would go again...

Thank 2tango
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Seeing the relics of ancient empires and civilizations alongside AK-47s repuposed as art is a breathtaking experience. We missed out on plenty of stuff because of our schedule, and have every intention of making it back on our next trip.

Thank Peter H
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A must see loaded with treasures, spent several hours here and only managed to see half of what was available.

Thank Joseph O
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Stopped off here for a visit as we hadn't visited this museum before, this place is massive, you could easily spend hours here. Has a lot to see and really interesting place to visit, and of course its free to gain entry, so a must...More

Thank Vjbarker
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We came after 9 hours flight from USA and went directly there. its big and free it's got mummies, the Rosetta Stone, the parthenon, and lots more. Syrian, Egyptian, and Greek statues, art, jewelry, maps, pottery. Statues from Easter Island. Art and sculptures from China...More

Thank Elvira V
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There is so many wonderful exhibits to see from both tiny carvings and goldsmiths work to monumental exhibits that you either need a high level of endurance to cover the whole museum, which will take at least 5 hours, or make several trips.

Thank Ashfield531
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There are so many great long standing attractions at this museum that helps London stand out amongst other capital cities. Coupled with regular special events this is a must for any traveller.

Thank BD777
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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When the museum is open till 8:30 on Friday, what time is the last admittance?
14 May 2017|
Response from MikeSmythy |
How close is British Museum to Tower of London? What's the best way to get there from Tower of London? Walking distance?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Elja D | Reviewed this property |
You can walk for 5-10 minutes and get bus 24. It will take you right to the Tower! Walking would take a while - my guess is 30-45 min.
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I know entrance to the museum is free; however, do I need to get a specific date and time entry to avoid a line? Also, can you give me some examples of the special exhibits in June 2017 and a range of their fees? Thank you. Ruth
26 April 2017|
Response from Kelly Y | Reviewed this property |
I would try to arrive for the 10 AM opening, or come later on a Friday when the museum closes at 5:30 PM. If there is a popular show, the museum gets especially full when they’re in their opening or closing weeks. Right now... More