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British Museum

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Bloomsbury
As featured in 3 Days in London and 5 other guides
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Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7323 8299
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Today
10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 - 20:30
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of...

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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Always enjoy my visits to the museum.

Every time I go to the B M I always wonder why I don't go more often. It always has something different and new to see. Great facilities and great for a family day out or for a... read more

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Every time I go to the B M I always wonder why I don't go more often. It always has something different and new to see. Great facilities and great for a family day out or for a quick visit . I have been going to it when in London for 55 years.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Every time I go to London, I visit here. It is simply too big to finish it once. Another advice is to prepare to come early to avoid the crowd.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a good time here, particularly in the Egyptian exhibits. Particularly for a free attraction, it is amazing and you can easily spend hours here. The only downside is that it was super busy both times I visited; but that is to be expected!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The biggest museum I've been in. It offers a great collection of many cultures including African, Latin-American, Egyptian, European, Middle East and many more

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Fulshear, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to take the 1 hour tour with only the highlights of the Museum, turn out to be 3 hours. Almost all the items were on display, the map help you to navigate thru the floors and the rooms. The Americas rooms were closed. We spent quite a time in the Money room 68 and the Clocks and watches... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As always a must! Great guide from bible-tours... amazing info.... superb chilled restful tour... thank you guys

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An amazing museum with an excellent Egyptian collection of mummies, coffins burial chamber paintings, and artefacts. A brilliant place to bring children who are studying the Egyptians at school .

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

among the Elgin Marbles. Worth getting the audio guide. Free, except for the special exhibition. Many kids on school vacation, very well-mannered.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been to many historical museums but this is the among the absolutely best in case you want to see items from egypt, mesopetamia, persia etc etc. Very beautiful building and srtefacts.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First visit for over 30 years. Very impressed with new interior, especially the roof. Map & leaflet (£2) showing what to visit if you only have an hour is very useful. We'll definitelt not wait 30 years for the next visit!

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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 throughout the week.
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