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British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Opens at 10am. Free. Quick security check. Impossible to see everything in one day. Best to divide and conquer. The map in the main foyer has a itinerary for doing the museum in 1hr or in a 2-3hr course. We were in a time constraint...More

Thank Melissa G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved it as a history lover, I really like the fact that it's free so that everyone can enjoy the objects that show how human societies evolved. I think everyone can take a walk and get lost in the stories this museum offers. I...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Full disclosure.... I was extremely tired and jet lagged when I toured this museum. Lots of history to see but the Rosetta Stone is definitely the highlight.

1  Thank Clint M
Reviewed yesterday

One the best museums I have visited. Excellent facilities with gift shop, toilets, Cafe, receptions. Audio guides available. So much to see! The Partenon, the Rosetta Stone, the Mummies are my favourite parts, but the collection on this museum is so varied and extensive. I...More

Thank Rui S
Reviewed yesterday

This place has a great collection of the world wide historical artifacts. It also seems to have the larges collection of Egyptian artifacts: mummies, sarcophagus, smaller pieces found in the pyramids. We had a lovely time there.

1  Thank Lana G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here before but u have to queue up now for a bag check which the lines are long to wait. But once the inside it's great . Lots to see and it's great for kids to learn about the world. Take your own lunch...More

Thank 152jenny1961
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arguably this was the best place in London for me within the monuments and buildings category. Most of the artifacts on display are from abroad but the size of the collections especially in the Egyptian, African and Greece-Roman sections was amazing. Given that the entrance...More

1  Thank savvyuec
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow what a wonder museum. Sooooo much to see. Wonderfully displayed and information very informative. There was a small queue on entering but if was summer and heading into peak tourist season. Entrance was free. Wear comfortable shoes as there is alot of walking -...More

1  Thank simcarter
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This a must visit to all whom come to London. The collections there are amazing. You will need a least a day to see everything. Make sure to pack light as they screen your belongings. A wonderful visit. The building itself is just magnificent.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum showing all of the antiquities plundered by the British in their conquering the world. The Egyptian exhibit and the Greek exhibit are especially noteworthy. Gift shop offers a nice selection. And it doesn't charge an entry fee!

1  Thank SteveSzi
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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8 November 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your enquiry. We estimate that it will take visitors roughly an hour to visit the exhibition, though some may take longer or shorter depending on their preferences. Hope you enjoy... More
12 October 2017|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
We winged it and thoroughly enjoyed it. We downloaded the British Museum App which helped a great deal.
1 August 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, Thanks for your question. Admission to the Museum is free, although some temporary exhibitions may require a ticket. Hope you have a pleasant visit. Best, Lucy Visitor Support