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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
Today
10:00 - 20:30
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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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This place is amazing if you like history and are interested in seeing real authentic pieces of different civilizations that the Brits "collected" over their world domination... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing if you like history and are interested in seeing real authentic pieces of different civilizations that the Brits "collected" over their world domination days. Rosetta stone is a big draw and gets engulfed by people as soon as the doors open. The egypt exhibit was amazing with real mummies and preserved bodies. It was pretty incredible... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It never stops to amaze me. We as a family love this museum. And now as adults we can fully enjoy the history of the things and look forward to seeing the wonders of the world coming to us in exclusive exhibitions.

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Los Angeles, California
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135 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just to see the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian exhibits, this is a must do while in London! The museum makes it quite easy to tour when limited on time. One can literally see all the top exhibits in just a couple hours.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Title says it all. 30 paintings worth seeing and you should see them all, especially the two listed above.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fantastic journey into other worlds with amazing artefacts, the Egyptian section in particular I find fascinating! Well worth a visit and probably another visit after that as its a lot to see in a day.

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Thank Richard F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a brilliant day out. Oyster Card by my side and a bag full of munchies, which was very sensible considering London prices for food. The museum was very busy with lots of tourists and londoners. A great day out with my family and most importantly it's still free entry. However we did make a small contribution. My 5 year... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a brief visit , having not been for many years. Love the mummys etc, but my personal favourite is the clock section. The atrium over the internal courtyard has been added since my last visit, and it's very impressive. Nice, museum. Very tidy and good displays. Toilet facilities goods. We didn't have refreshments or visit the shops. Must pay... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan for a bit of walking... open and free access, but our London Pass allowed us access to the Africa exhibit, which was interesting. As museums go in London there are better ones.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If I need to tell you this is one of the world's greatest treasures, you might not be capable of appreciating it.

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went on a rainy Sunday and i wasn't disappointed. The dome on itself is worth a visit ! There was a lot of people present so be sure to have your ticket. You can eat there of bring your lunch. Be patient sometimes it is queuing to the next exposition. Go to the less popular ones, there will be... More 

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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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