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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic museum on par with The Metropolitan in NYC. Everything from mummies to Warhol. I very much enjoyed the American Modern Art exhibit. We had considered eating in their cafe, but it was filthy - tables and floors.

Thank marafromnowhere
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The British were an imperial power that understood evolution and respect great ancient cultures from Assyrian, Egypt, Creek to Roman. The museum reflect this appreciation despite the fact it was done during the peak of the British empire.

1  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently found myself in the Holborn area with an hour to spare so what better way to spend it than to visit the British Museum. The museum has a suggested tour of 1 hour in which they recommended the key displays around the different...More

Thank Betty P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Balanciaga fashion show, Hokusai exhibition, and other attractions. It's so much to see there! Will come again

1  Thank slanas
Reviewed yesterday

What an incredible collection! At least what we saw. The museum is so large you cannot possibly see everything in a day, much less the half day we spent there. Priceless antiques abound, including the Rosetta Stone. What was most impressive to me was the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is huge and there is something for everyone. Must sees are numerous (like the Rosetta Stone) and photo ops are available at every turn. Please be aware the security is high (but it is for everyones safety) so you will be searched and...More

Thank Diddiwench
Reviewed yesterday

The museum itself is beautiful with a stunning glass roof that lets in lots of light and makes the main atrium very bright. The museum houses amazing artifacts including the Rosetta stone and some of the Elgin Marbles. There is so much to see and...More

Thank ALondonLady
Reviewed yesterday

I have been to the Louvre in Paris and although not nearly as large as that venue, it is definitely a must see. I love to see paintings by Van Gogh, Raphael, Monet, etc and the British Museum doesn't disappoint. Their guide was easy to...More

1  Thank Chad L
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing collections from every era and locale, this is the quintessential museum. To really experience this international treasure will take several visits!

1  Thank Justine S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The British Museum is massive and highly doubt that you would see everything in a day. It's an excellent museum, would highly recommend visiting.

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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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Hello guys Im from Pakistan. Im planning to visit. Uk. Next month. Kindly tell its safe to visit London ?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Jan D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is safe. As with every where in the world take care At no time did we feel unsafe and we where there for the 2 tragic events
Caryn D
How far is this from the Westminster neighborhood? Thank you! Caryn in NY
9 June 2017|
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Response from Vladimir B | Reviewed this property |
It's not a walking distance. You have to take Metro or bus.
If I can't get to the museum on a Monday until 2 pm, will it be too busy to get in? Is it worth only having about 2-3 hrs to spend there?
1 June 2017|
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Response from Louisa D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to really enjoy and see the vast amount of information and artifacts here it would require at least a day, 2 to 3 hrs is pretty short but worth a visit if that is all the time you have. The good thing is it is free to go... More