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The 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
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed yesterday

We've gone to a lot of museums in Washington, DC but this one is superb! Their Egyptian antiquities room is not to be missed nor the Rosetta stone.Unfortunately, the day we went was a school holiday, so it was very crowded with kids. However, it...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Teens got to see items they are learning about in history, such as the Rosetta Stone. Great collection of Egyptian artifacts. Takes a couple of hours to sail through, days to really do it justice. Crowded, but still worth the time.

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is huge and there is so much to see that you absolutely can't breeze through it. In addition to the vast collection of historical items, the architecture of the museum itself is something to see - specially the giant white dome, called Great...More

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We visited this great museum on our second day in London .It is free of charge but they kept asking for donations!! Anyway there were lots of items on display and I was mostly amazed and stuck by weeing the Rosetta stone which I have...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It us the second time Also the teenager was interested We spent 2 hours. We were at the Egyptian area also at mesopotamia area Must go there

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is truly amazing to see in real lifevthebitemsvyou have only read about. Free access to museum is truly a great thing. We participated in a free your in ancient Egypt. Love the place and want to come back

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Full of fascinating items that have been gathered (pillaged?) from a wide range of countries and cultures.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While in principle I disagree with the looting of other nations by the British, whenever I visit this place I tend to have second thoughts. They have done such a wonderful job of preservation that in some cases the items in question are probably better...More

1  Thank Art_BizTraveller_11
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Reviewed yesterday

Of course, we saw the Rosetta Stone, but it was a little bit too crowdy to appreciate it ! Breathtaking sculptures and stones from Assourbanipal Palace

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Reviewed yesterday

The requests almost reach the level of aggressive begging, but, hey, this is one of the great museums of the world. Civilisation and history beautifully set out and explained. Good cafes too..

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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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4 July 2018|
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Response from Isilia | Reviewed this property |
You can use your ipad, in several parts of the museum it is allowed to take photos. Where there are any restrictions, there will be warnings and the monitors are very polite and will warn you when you can not take pictures.
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jakib h
24 May 2018|
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Response from Anuj V | Reviewed this property |
No. We just walked in . No tickets required as far as I recall .
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is seats in some galleries
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