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The British Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:30
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

British Museum is certainly one of the best museums, if not the best museum in the world. Each section is incredibly informative and very well organised & presented. My favourites are the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek & Roman and Islamic sections, but there is a huge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sonmez3045
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rosetta Stone and Elgin Marbles and so much more. An amazing museum filled with collections from the empire

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vashtis2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is an amazing museum and is free entry . I love the Egypt section with mummies or the ancient Roman and Greek . Is a very magic place , is like a Time Machine , really everyone must go

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Piercarlo R
Reviewed yesterday

Visited twice in two weeks just before Christmas . First with my young daughter who was only really interested in the mummies so that was a quick visit. Secondly with my teenage son, who wanted to see and read everything so we were there all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is very big. So I thought it would be a nice idea to book a Highlights tour... I was disappointed. Due to a thick spanish accent of the nice guide (and noise in the room) it was very hard (impossible) to understand what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Erik_van_Amsterdam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was very interesting and informative! Very beautiful halls! Shame we didn't have more time to look around...definitely will come back again!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sophiegayetfoodlover
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been there a couple of times now. This place is huge, there are a lot of different exhibitions going on. Great place to visit, but can't see everything in a day or two.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank s_kora00
Reviewed yesterday

unmissable for anyone visiting London. All the world is here and it never seems overly crowded. Visit on Sunday Morning to hear the trumpet played above the main atrium.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carol D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much to see that a 4 hour visit isn't enough, it's free so also an amazing value.... the artifacts are one of a kind .. great stop

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jthlampert
Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time and enjoyed the recommended short tour that was in the map that showed me all the key pieces to see. Slightly disappointed that it closed at 5:30 though as i thought this was slightly early.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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
21 December 2018|
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Service animals only, not pets.
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Response from Turkkadin | Reviewed this property |
It has been open to the public for 250 years. Opening times can be seen on the internet.