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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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"rosetta stone"
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"elgin marbles"
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"egyptian mummies"
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"ancient egypt"
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"sutton hoo"
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"great court"
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"world history"
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"amazing collection"
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"free entry"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"rainy day"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a short time so focused on the Egyptian rooms. Unfortunately we visited at half term, the place was jointed and it was very, very busy. The main hall with the glass roof is a lovely area to just sit and people watch when...More

Thank sarahc11
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great day out at the museum with lots of hands on demonstrations. Visited many times but each occasion we come away having learnt something new and more happy memories.

Thank Fergus C
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Reviewed yesterday

Take your time - you'll need quite a lot of time to visit the Museum, but it is worthwhile to do so.

Thank Karin115
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You'd think from its name it's a collection of historical artifacts from Britain. Hardly. The setting is quite impressive, massive rooms to house the collections and also the phenomenal crowds of people trying to view them. The first collection was Egyptian. Impressive though it was...More

Thank Gary F
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely loved the exhibits, especially the Egyptian ones. Mummy displays were jaw dropping. Finally made it here and worth every minute of my time!

Thank L-Queen
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One day is maybe enough for visit all part of this museum! Very huge and you could lose if you don’t use the map! Very interesting and if you like the story is the place suitble for you!

Thank easyboy77
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is one really amazing museum with such an interesting exponats from all over the world. It is worhty to spend a whole day in here and enjoy each piece.

Thank tonymickels
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is excellent but it's also big. My note to self after visiting is to rather spend 2-3 half days rather than completeing in a day. You get tired after a while as it's quite extensive.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've always wanted to revisit the British Museum since my first school trip in 1994. The British Museum was found in 1753 and it was the first national public museum in the world. According to "Travel Channel's website", it's currently the best museum in the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a joy to see the artefacts in the museum being preserved & looked after for future generations. I loved seeing families with young children looking & asking questions such as” why is the horse leaning on the man’s shoulder? Is he tired?” “No...More

Thank TurnipTownsend
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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
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Thomas678
21 January 2018|
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Response from Karlos359 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours will give you chance to see some of the main exhibits in my opinion. Can’t really comment about queues as I’ve just breezed straight in at various times of the day although on my last visit they were... More
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Thomas678
21 January 2018|
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Response from peterh125 | Reviewed this property |
I guess very early or very late would be best. We were there mid morning on Sunday and the galleries you want to see were very busy and with all the prams and buggies a bit of an obstacle to get round!
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JC J
26 December 2017|
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Response from Karlos359 | Reviewed this property |
To visit the whole museum could take you days. I once spent two days there and didn’t repeat myself.
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