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“The Museum and Special Exhibitions never disappoint!”
Review of The British Museum

The British Museum
Ranked #2 of 1,866 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Wonderful place to spend time looking at the permanent exhibits - whatever your interest, you will find it there. They also do superb special exhibitions. HOWEVER, what has happened to the food in the restaurant upstairs?! It used to serve a range of good quality food but yesterday it was overpriced for what was served and way below the expected standard. My advice would be to enjoy the museum and choose a place outside for your meal!

1  Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This free museum is an absolute must visit.
We saw a large collection of Egyptian mummies, but also very big statues. A must see is also the stone of rosetta. The building is a mix of old vs. new.
You can spend an entire day at the museum and still not see everything.
if you need to go to the toilet, keep in mind that there can be waiting lines up to 20 minutes (women)

1  Thank Elke P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a must stop for any history or bible fan. The British plundered the world in the 19th century and most of the good stuff is at this museum. Carefully laid out and beautifully displayed artifacts. It is ever so enjoyable. It is free to enter the museum and just a great day.

Thank PDWood79
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Outstanding displays on a breathtaking setting. We loved every Hall and were bowled over by the diversity and quality of the artifacts

Thank Lloyd4
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We went later in the day so we didn’t have much time before they closed but what we were able to see was great. Exhibits from different countries, it was very enjoyable.

1  Thank Brooke M
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