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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
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed today

The British Museum is a great place and no charge to visit. Just the museum building itself is beautiful inside and out. We have visited on two occassions and both were facinating with all the different artifacts, books and statues. The Egyptian exhibit is very...More

Thank Kolumba125
Reviewed today via mobile

We were here for a conference as they have a lot of theatres downstairs where they hold these functions. Fantastic space! As for the museum itself fascinating architecture old columns outside and modern interior with fascinating roofline. Then there are the exhibits which are beautifully...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a great place to visit and explore. There is vast amounts to see and learn and in the main it's free. It's layout is difficult to make sure you see everything. I would advise getting there early as it gets very busy.

Thank lukesmith997
Reviewed today

Even though you might want to ask yourself the question wheter certain collections should still be displayed here or should be given back to where they originally came from, the British museum displays a richt collection from Ancient Egypt such as mummies to Ancient Greek...More

1  Thank bestregards f
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You probably know already a lot so my only advice is to be selective, the collection is so big that you will get tired easily especially if traveling with young people

1  Thank Jorge S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The British Museum is an amazing attraction. The museum covers a huge area and there is room to move around the various exhibits. My personal favourites include the Assyrian collection and the Parthenon sculptures The museum has a variety of cafés for a relaxed break.

1  Thank Zenobia240
Reviewed yesterday

LOVE LOVE it here. The treasures are amazing, every time I visit I discover something new. The restaurant is delicious as well and well worth a visit.

Thank Izzyhays
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The British museum is huge, and there is so much to see. Luckily the cafees are nice ( but expensive), the toilets are clean and there is space where you can sit and rest, so you can easily spend an entire day here. There are...More

2  Thank Eva A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very unique collection of this classical museum. Enjoyed the wide range of ancient artifacts in a well organized layout. Good thing there were a few coffee shops to rest along the way through the collection. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank AussieTravellers555
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They say that the best things in life are free and this is absolutely true for a visit to the British Museum! Our family of three decided to make a quick visit to the Museum while in London and on our way to the Tower...More

1  Thank William R
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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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Hilary A
8 September 2018|
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Response from Hilary A | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Tracy, I've been a member for years! It's a wonderful institution, isn't it. My post wasn't really a question, it was just setting the record straight in response to a previous review from someone else, which was... More
vacation f
4 September 2018|
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
Egyptian rooms not to be missed especially Rosetta Stone.
Elena A
18 August 2018|
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Response from AmonaV | Reviewed this property |
Ciao Elena, To be honest, non lo so. I would assume it's cheaper to eat outside of the museum, there is lot's of places for food in vicinity.