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The British Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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
+44 20 7323 8299
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The BM is a must if you have several hours to get a great view of things 'removed' from other countries. Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles, etc. and the building is pretty fabulous too.

1  Thank Horemhab
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome architecture and content. Beautifully designed. I'm always visiting whenever I can, at least 3 times a year.

Thank tomogreene
Reviewed yesterday

You could spend all day here, but with small kids we chose a few select sections that we thought would interest them and navigated directly between those. The mummies were a big hit (as expected) but the kids really liked all of the old currency...More

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It is amazing that you can visit the museums in London for free. Well worth the time but you need a lot of time to see everything.

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Amazing big British Museum ! Very impressive place and very big exhibition and impressive. You need a full few days to see the whole museum

1  Thank Eli1952
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was such an unexpected experience. I was truly amazed by the sheer amount of display that British Museum had. The shop offers a lot of curious items that you may not resist buying. Truly a fantastic journey through time!

1  Thank Imakelv
Reviewed yesterday

An amazing place you could spend a whole day here! It's a free museum but donations to keep the museum going these are asked for at the entrance, it's worth putting something in the box for the amount that you see.Very educational for the children...More

1  Thank Alison C
Reviewed yesterday

I was here for my third time and that wasn't enough time for me to take enough time to explore everything I wanted :) Every period is very interesting and what is more important, entrance is free. Take your time and enjoy :)

1  Thank Inspiration167246
Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time there. Reserve all day to be there and see everything! I was with my friends, and we enjoyed a lot.

Thank Monica S
Reviewed yesterday

Tip 1: Keep a full day, or even two, to enjoy the entire museum Tip 2: If you have less than a day, visit the British Museum's official website and make a list of the MUST-SEE objects based on the time you have to spare...More

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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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Hilary A
8 September 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
vacation f
4 September 2018|
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
Egyptian rooms not to be missed especially Rosetta Stone.
Elena A
18 August 2018|
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Response from AmonaV | Reviewed this property |
Ciao Elena, To be honest, non lo so. I would assume it's cheaper to eat outside of the museum, there is lot's of places for food in vicinity.