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The British Museum

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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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Reviewed today

Unique building design Imressed tha there was free The worlds history ,just at one place . Variety of souvenir was not enough though

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CHRYSIB2
Reviewed today via mobile

A most enjoyable experience, but was wondering if Britain would ever give back their plundered booty.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

No line at the back entrance. We walked straight in while the line at the front of the museum went around the block. Also go early or late afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Incredible museum full of amazing art worth seeing at least once in your lifetime. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank vespersmarquess
Reviewed yesterday

Free entry to a myriad of items on shown as one should expect except this is the British Museum, full of great treasures in a very pleasant surrounding, architecturally superb. Cafes on display can be busy so choose times carefully. One of these places where...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed yesterday

Very popular attraction in London. Be prepared to see tons of tour groups and school kids if visiting during the week day which is when I went. Allocate some time for security clearance, although that isn't too long on a normal day. Their permanent collections...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I could easily spend days going through all the exhibit rooms in this museum, but because of time constraints, was only able to spend a couple of hours. I will definitely be visiting again next time I am in London.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Laura P
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Came today and was great visit. Only negative is it needs better toilet signs. Exhibits great and security was very fast to get in

Date of experience: February 2019
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Exhibition on Assyria fascinating and so well displayed. Then there's the wealth of other fascinating items in the museum

Date of experience: February 2019
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Visit for February half term. Amazing selections and you could stay for a half day easily. Should have got an audio guide but that was our fault. Great museum

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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Frockchic
17 February 2019|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I hope you have a fabulous trip to London. There don't appear to be any fast track admissions unless you are part of a large organised group such as a school party. My advice would be to check the opening time of the... More
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3 February 2019|
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Response from angeliaw2014 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I wasn’t aware of afternoon tea at the museum; however, after reading the menu, I would have definitely put that on my list to do. My sisters and I did afternoon tea at Kensington Palace. I must say... More
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Jan2cats
31 December 2018|
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Response from markquixotic | Reviewed this property |
It depends entirely on the person. If you are a sightseer, you can do the whole museum in under 2 hours. But if you bring with you your passions and interests, it could turn into an all-day experience that will stay with... More
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