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British Museum

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Bloomsbury
As featured in 3 Days in London and 5 other guides
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Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7323 8299
Today
10:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 - 20:30
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of...

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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A must do

From the moment you step into the Great Court, you know you are going to see something special. Everyone races to see the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin marbles from the Parthenon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment you step into the Great Court, you know you are going to see something special. Everyone races to see the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin marbles from the Parthenon, but don't miss some of the other treasures. The room of Enlightenment is a fascinating walk through the museum era of old. The Lewis Chessmen are amazing as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an important British institution in Bloomsbury and makes for a great day out. The permanent collection is just as interesting as any temporal ones. The 'new' Great Court (2000) is breath-taking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have an interest in Ancient Chinese History and decided to make a visit to the British Museum. I wanted to see Oracle Bones. But they don't have any! WASTED JOURNEY!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I had our first look around here late last year and were disappointed as to how busy the place was. I know it's a worldwide attraction for visitors, but we could hardly move let alone see the exhibits. Coach loads of foreign tourists with cameras, taking picture of exhibits rather than using their eyes and memory... What... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The British Museum is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of museums throughout the world. Spanning history from the dawn of time right up to the present day, it has something for everyone to see and enjoy. The ever-changing special exhibits are also very interesting and definitely worth the time seeing!

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Vast museum easy to spend a day here. Good explanations, light and airy building, good cafés. Egyptian rooms fascinating. Sumerian wall frescoes stunning.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do when in London. The exhibits are well thought out and very informative. An activity that will keep all in the family enthused and entertained.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Assyria and Egyptian sections are impressive. Lots of items for are at the shops and nice little cafes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastically created exhibition on South Africa followed by a World tour of Ancient cultures. In these Divisive Times its Fascinating to note that all cultures have more in common historically. Long Live The Global Village Highly recommended and a lot is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's such a great chance in case you are history lovers not just walk for a few minutes but please pay attention to every section. It pity to see some audiences are not respect to the place, some just make jokes about the history, it's sensitive though. Anyway you can't control an audience unless they should have their own respect.

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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 throughout the week.
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