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

So many thing, so much history. Me myself I'm not a huge fan of history, I mean I like it, but definitely don't love it. The mummies made me go there and visit. I was astonished by all their sections and collections. Words can't describe...More

Thank DinhaBra
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The quality of the exhibits is first rate. They're extremely well preserved and accessible. A credit to the British people for funding this and making it free for visitors.

Thank zjv76
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

interested in art, this is the place to see.. My good the huge paintings, and there were lots of them.

Thank Fires2rm
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I made a point not to look too in depth as to what the museums had, so we could be surprised. Boy were we surprised to stumble upon the Rosetta Stone of all things! This is a lovely museum with a lot...More

1  Thank ErylbyExplore
Reviewed yesterday

Highlights of this prestigious museum are the famous Rosetta Stone (it actually sparkles!), the Greek Parthenon sculptures, the Flood Tablet (7th c. Assyrian record of a worldwide flood similar to the Biblical account of Noah), the Roman Mosaic of Christ (earliest image of Christ in...More

1  Thank Italy4
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent place to visit. There are any services available, great space to chill out, do some reading or study, or grab a bite to eat. fabulous exhibitions also.

Thank Kay L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must do when you are in London but you can't see it all in one day. Amazing displays of every era. Do your self a favour and table some of the free guided tours on offer you will learn so much more....More

1  Thank margre1
Reviewed yesterday

History, culture, anthropology from all over the world, one of the museum best organized and clean I've ever seen in my life. Visit it and take your family and friends with you for a marvelous experience!

Thank TripSimone76
Reviewed yesterday

loved walking around here, one of my favourite spots to look etc I shall be coming back when the time is right!

Thank Lloyd_Eats
Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating to see a lot of what is here but can't help thinking that a lot of what you see was stolen from other cultures around the world. I was conflicted.

Thank MikeDailey2004
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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Hello guys Im from Pakistan. Im planning to visit. Uk. Next month. Kindly tell its safe to visit London ?
14 June 2017|
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Response from Jess U | Reviewed this property |
I didn't feel unsafe at all. I live about 10 minutes away from New York City so I guess I'm kind of desensitized to having armed police posted up around the city. I was definitely more aware of my surroundings then I... More
Caryn D
How far is this from the Westminster neighborhood? Thank you! Caryn in NY
9 June 2017|
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Response from Vladimir B | Reviewed this property |
It's not a walking distance. You have to take Metro or bus.
If I can't get to the museum on a Monday until 2 pm, will it be too busy to get in? Is it worth only having about 2-3 hrs to spend there?
31 May 2017|
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Response from Louisa D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to really enjoy and see the vast amount of information and artifacts here it would require at least a day, 2 to 3 hrs is pretty short but worth a visit if that is all the time you have. The good thing is it is free to go... More