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The 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 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed today

Very very impressive! Went there with my sister and nephews, you could literally spend days in there!

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Reviewed today via mobile

Absolutely true treasure, you surely need few days to enjoy it throughout, I personally love the Italian renaisannce rooms but little vermeers and dutch golden age paintings are the same taste.. One of the most beautiful museums to be out there.. Don't forget to donate...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Good collection of art and artefacts from all over the world. They have an Egyptian section thats worth checking out, with Cleopatra in it.

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Reviewed yesterday

Although free of charge, this attraction alone is worth a trip to London. The museum is grand and there is so much to see. The shops sell books, etc and there is a cafe plus a more posh restaurant located on the upper storey. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank Francis M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free and a great day out. Always have good exhibitions and such a good piece of history. The location and building is stunning and a lovely place for any occasion

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow how I've never been here before I will never know. Stopped off to kill a couple of hours and jesus you need two days to take it all in. A mass of historical artifacts to keep all ages mind blowingly occupied. The museum is...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw a fraction of the exhibits, focusing of Egyptian, Greek and Middle East. The quantity and quality of the artifacts was simply amazing. Must see.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Attended lecture on Windrush which was so timely given the events that were taking place. Sir Hillary Beckles at his finest.

Thank Music G
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Reviewed yesterday

Our visit was on a very hot day and it was warm and crowded inside. Wish we could have stayed longer. Not sure it can be adequately seen in just a day but it was very nice and beautiful exhibits.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our grand daughter to see the Egyptian displays at the British Museum. It was an extremely hot day and parts of the museum can get very humid. That aside we had a great time and I think she was suitably impressed. I would...More

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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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Scott D
4 July 2018|
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Response from Isilia | Reviewed this property |
You can use your ipad, in several parts of the museum it is allowed to take photos. Where there are any restrictions, there will be warnings and the monitors are very polite and will warn you when you can not take pictures.
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jakib h
24 May 2018|
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Response from Anuj V | Reviewed this property |
No. We just walked in . No tickets required as far as I recall .
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Jo P
9 April 2018|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is seats in some galleries
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