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British Museum on Easter Sunday

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British Museum on Easter Sunday

Anyone there yesterday around 14:15, when the alarms went off & we were evacuated from the building? It was hugely crowded, on a rainy holiday, but we were out pretty quickly, since we were already queuing to exit at the time.

I have no idea what prompted the alarm. Searched for some news about it, but only stories from past events showed up.

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Aparently smoke detector sounded alarm on upper floors. We were forced out, and when saw a loooong que in front of the museum for the return, just gave up. I don't think it was anything serious, but wasn't pleasant to hear alarm screek and "This is an emergency. Please leave the building"

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Somebody smoking in the toilets?

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We were there in the cue outside, waiting to get in, when folks started pouring out.

Luckily, a nice English woman asked us if we were English, and proceeded to tell us what was happening.

It really started to Rain after that.

We were surprised staff did not inform us, yet then again, when she said evacuation, I decided to put as much space between the museum and us.

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