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The 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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7323 8299
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There is so much to see, and it closes very early. You can plan from very early in the morning and be out for tea, when it closes.

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This is a must see museum. The museum has some objects that are found nowhere else in the world. World famous and a visit there certainly demonstrates why. The displays are informative and well maintained. I was truly fascinated to see the Rosetta Stone. I...More

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The British Library has two free-to-access display spaces in addition to being able to looka round it itself. I was actually part of a tour group but I would say I thoroughly recommend calling in to see the treasures gallery which anyone can come in...More

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I have been there so many times but still enjoy it every time. There are so many things to see. My recent trip was mainly on the new China session. If there is a long queue around the museum, I would suggest you go on...More

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Leading the enlightenment, industrial revolution and globalization of culture for generations, the British Empire amassed quite a trove of art, relics and precious metals and gemstones. At the British Museum, thousands of years of human culture and development are laid out for you to experience...More

Thank Matt B
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If you are visiting London this museum is mandatory! Very big with a huge amount of historical pieces. Since Rosita stone, Ancient Greek and Roman until coins evolution. My favorite section is the Egyptian with the tombs and mummies where you can see the Cleopatra...More

Thank Anele T
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First time visit to view a complete history of the planet through its artifacts. You walk into the Egypt area and you feel as though you're in a tomb in a pyramid stood beside Indiana Jones. We only had time to be there for about...More

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Again the museums in London are packed. So much fascinating history and exhibits in a beautiful facility. Difficult to to enjoy as just to many people

Thank John G
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It is an interesting museum telling you all about the British lives and they have their all the interesting things from the places that was under the British kingdom like the Mummies etc. And it also easy to get their just 5 min. walk from...More

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I wanted to go the British museum because of its collection of items from all over the world. We got there early when it opened in the morning to avoid the crowds. The Great Hall is just that...great. It is the first thing that you...More

Thank Michael W
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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
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Scott D
July 4, 2018|
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Response from Isilia | Reviewed this property |
You can use your ipad, in several parts of the museum it is allowed to take photos. Where there are any restrictions, there will be warnings and the monitors are very polite and will warn you when you can not take pictures.
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jakib h
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Anuj V | Reviewed this property |
No. We just walked in . No tickets required as far as I recall .
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