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The British Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7323 8299
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Awesome! A must when visit to London. Free of entrance. An opened eyes for tourists. Nice for photoshooting as well

Thank JudyL2046
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place will blow your mind! I doubt there is another museum in the world as good as the british museum. We spent the whole day here and still needed much more time, the amount of fascinating exhibits seems endless

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Reviewed yesterday

As usual, the new Assyrian Exhibition is world class. No- it outclasses most else in the world! Our favorite destination and it never lets us down- now we are Members and can use the great members room and the café, as well as going into...More

Thank whealey
Reviewed yesterday

Its Massive - I definetly recomend purchasing a map (they sell one inside for £2 i think) if you want a full experience! There is a lot of thing to be seen and I would recomend you to get comfy shoes and spend few hours...More

Thank Tourist42967635022
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do not come in London if you are not thinking about visiting The British Museum. It's a must for every solo traveller, for family, or any other type of traveller. Make sure you go on their site before you visit, as it's best for you...More

Thank cristian2418
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My son absolutely loved Platform No 9 3/4th at King’s Cross Station. The little souvenir Harry Potter shop was unique and intriguing. There were long queues to take pictures posing right at the Platform. But you could skip the photo queue and still have the...More

Thank Adyashawanderlust
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the finest museums in the world! Everyone who spends any time in London should visit this! You could actually spends days here before you see everything. And, it’s free! ( Though donations are accepted and appreciated.) Don’t miss the chance to...More

1  Thank MetalMom52
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You could spend a week in the British Museum and barely scratch the surface, but for just an hour of your time Ian Hislop’s “I Object” selection of subversive artworks is well worth the entrance money. A great contribution from Banksy, while the Seychelles bank...More

Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed yesterday

I am unable to articulate how great and stupendous and incredible this place was. I am a reasonably educated and well read person, but I was overwhelmed at just how much substantive exhibits and content this museum had. Probably the "apex predator" of the Museum...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed yesterday

enjoyed the museum went here with the kids and grand ma, they loved it here. We wish we could have spent more time.

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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
...More
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CrazyArrow
October 12, 2018|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
About one and half hours
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from Hilary A | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Tracy, I've been a member for years! It's a wonderful institution, isn't it. My post wasn't really a question, it was just setting the record straight in response to a previous review from someone else, which was... More
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
Egyptian rooms not to be missed especially Rosetta Stone.
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