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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

A very very large Museum, not British actually, more on the start of the world's human race from as early as 100AD.........the Vikings......the Greek.......the Roman.........Epygt........Africa........Asia...........too much to write here. It took me a full 3 hours just to brisk thru' the exhibits / rooms. Need...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mohzan
Reviewed today

A great museum where you can travel the world going from room to room and there is so much to see. Use one of their maps to ensure that you do not miss anything and they have late night opening on Fridays so you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margatine R
Reviewed today via mobile

Been there before so just popped in now to see the mummies. The museum is really big so if you visit it for the first time, do reserve plenty of time to see all the exhibitions. Great place for culture and history lovers and a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KaisuS9
Reviewed today via mobile

If you like antiquities, this is the place to go. Incredible collection open at no charge. Quite a lot of groups visiting. Not be discouraged by the line outside. It’s just a bad check.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank rcoit
Reviewed today

I love this museum - its exhibition (permanent and temporary), great daily activities and, best of all - its shops where you can find such a great variety of souvenirs from all over the world, very creative indeed.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Irena77539
Reviewed today via mobile

I have to visit this museum when I visit London purely for the Egyptian artefacts and the archaeological wonders that they have on show. I found this visit to be just as good as the other visits and with the weather being so hot on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thetravelingdamo
Reviewed yesterday

Needless to say British Museum is heaven for history lovers. Even for ordinary people this is a place worth visiting over and over again. It has so much to see that one could spend a lifetime in there. We got there before opening time to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank GuyFromTheSix
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here today for last few hours of a weekend in London with friends. Free entry which is nice but donations gratefully received. £5 to store a bag in the cloakroom was a bit steep though! Lots and lots to see but there's not much...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank M3794NWtomm
Reviewed yesterday

It has been over 10 years since I last visited the BM, and this time there were small children to contend with, but it was worth the 3 hour rail journey. The queue into the bag search area was well managed and although our bag...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ruthich
Reviewed yesterday

This museum houses collections of some of the best historic artefacts in the world. It's amazing how much you can see for free - even if the British empire did requisition them from the countries they invaded, they are still on public display. From cultures...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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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wleaton
1 March 2019|
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Response from drcaroldow | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have been going to London since the mid-80's and even have lived there twice. The BM is the first place I go when I'm in town. When I lived there, I visited every 3-4 weeks. It is impossible to see the entire museum... More
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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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4 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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