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British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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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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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed today

Love it!! Made me proud to be a Brit. Beautiful building and helpful staff. I will be coming back again.

Thank dannyb0y1982
Reviewed today

I first visited the British Museum in the 1970s and was very impressed. One could argue that it has become a victim of its own success. There were flag waving tour groups everywhere and I could not cope with the crowds. Next time I shall...More

Thank Reconnoiterer
Reviewed today via mobile

A trip to the British Museum is highly recommended. So much to see. There's enough that everyone will find something of interest. Unless you plan to visit for several days, plan what you want to see and focus on that. Ask for help to find...More

1  Thank michellecramer
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even if are not a meuseums fan, it worth visiting the museu at least to see the Rosetta stone and some real mummies, it was super impressive! There are lots of ancient culture items, you can travel back to past and see amazing tresures like...More

Thank Frutty91
Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see at the British Museum, whether on a large scale or in the smaller spaces. It is easy to spend an hour or two or come for the day. The museum shop is also a good place to buy not...More

1  Thank Allison C
Reviewed yesterday

You can't even see the high points in be visit. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon in London. Plan to be overwhelmed because there is so much to see.

1  Thank IrvW2013
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Okay, a bit much to take in to be honest and not particularly well curated or signposted, take your own refreshments as well.

Thank beef b
Reviewed yesterday

How can you visit London but not visit the British Museum, which is totally free!! So much to see you could seriously spend weeks in this building. Particularly loved wandering through the Egyptian and Greek sections but you won't be disappointed where ever you go....More

1  Thank Nige-ACT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having lived in London for some years and been aware of many world class tourist destinations on our doorstep, we finally vowed to make the effort to visit some. First of all the museum is free for entry (donations welcome and gladly given) which is...More

Thank Ben V
Reviewed yesterday

A must do in London! Incredible artifacts! Allow 2-3 hours to walk through. We were there for a couple of hours and we didn't see it all.

1  Thank rncathy
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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2 August 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, Thanks for your question. Admission to the Museum is free, although some temporary exhibitions may require a ticket. Hope you have a pleasant visit. Best, Lucy Visitor Support
15 July 2017|
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Fabia C
14 July 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hi Fabia, Thanks for your question. On Fridays the last time slot for #Hokusai starts at 20.10 and the exhibition closes at 21.30. Enjoy the exhibition! Greta Visitor Support