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“Close to Holborn Tube station”
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Ranked #1 of 1,676 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 24 May 2012

A vast museum close to Holborn Tube Station with exhibits from around the world including their famous egyptian artifacts. You can spend almost your entire day here strolling around this impressive museum. There's a gift shop and cafe too.

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Reviewed 24 May 2012

I loved all of it - definately worth a visit, very unexpected when you first enter - what a bright light open space

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

The British Museum is free. And if you only go and see the Parthenon marbles - it's worth the price of admission right there. But there's more - lots more. The map (an optional 1 pound) is worth getting. It provides you with a list of the top 15 items - with starred locations on the map so it's easy to find them. There is also a top 100 - so you can stay longer and see those. And at free - it's hard to argue with the value. We didn't opt for the audio tour - but I think you'd enjoy the visit more with it. The signage is quite good - but I find the audio tours really make a visit just so much better. Plan for lots of time - and plan for a break. There is simply tons to see - and read. Roughly organized chronologically - you can either pick your period, or try to see it all. The shops were a lot of fun as well - there's a pretty standard touristy shop in the main area - but on the right as you enter there is an 'up-scale' shop that offers not only some pretty interesting jewelry, but also some nice original art. Definitely worth a peek in there.

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Fantastic Museum, entrance is free but you should donate. Great way to spend a few hours

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Every time we visit London (which we do most years) we go to the British Museum. Like most London museums, it is free except for special exhibitions. Trying to describe the British Museum in a short review would be like trying to describe London, New York, or any large city briefly. If you have never been there, go and wander around at whatever interests you (but do see the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles). For those that have been many times there are almost always a few small (and free) special exhibitions. At the time of our visit there were two very interesting print exhibits (rooms 90 and 91), one on modern Chinese ink drawings and the other titled Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite, a new acquisition by the Museum of 100 etchings produced by Picasso between 1930 and 1937 together with some prints bu others that influenced his work. This is the only complete Vollard Suite held by a public museum in the UK.

Another small, permanent exhibit of interest to some contains objects found in an early 7th century grave at Sutton Hoo where some significant figure was buried in a boat. The grave was not discovered until just before World War II. We saw this collection a year ago, and that encouraged us to visit Sutton Hoo itself (it is a National Trust site) on this year's trip. It is a fairly long drive, and while interesting there is not much to see (there is a small museum on the site with some explanatory information and some replicas of what the grave might have looked like). If I was only to see one, I would go to the British Museum's exhibit.

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