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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rosetta stone” (4 395 reviews)
“elgin marbles” (1 210 reviews)
“egyptian mummies” (637 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to see the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, but were blown away by the Assyrian exhibit. Lots of space for visitors to see the exhibits despite the crowds.

1  Thank Perugia2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A litle bit of everything in an amazing building ; the mummies room is a most. Great place to spend your evening!

1  Thank Mirela1234
Reviewed yesterday

You can't see all in one visit, lovely day out.we wandered around the ground floor , and still didn't see all

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed yesterday

There is a security check before entering the museum. Sometimes the line could be really long, good thing we went there just as it opened at 10:00 am. CHEAT: There is an entrance at the side (i think left) of the museum where there is...More

Thank DrewMeister1992
Reviewed yesterday

We spent a few hours here and only scratched the surface of what there is to see. It's just an amazing place. You can't fail to be impressed with the contents but couldn't shake the feeling that we were only able to look at it...More

1  Thank DBinCA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic day out for free.... well presented museum with knowledgeable staff an excellent restaurant in the grand hall with plenty to see and do would like to mention Andy a security manager who was not only extremely helpful but knowledgeable as well. Thank...More

Thank Kallifamily
Reviewed yesterday

After 7 1/2 hours, we'd only seen part of it, but everything we saw was amazing and well displayed and explained. Starting in Rooms 1-3 gave us a good foundational understanding of the museum. If we hadn't done that, we'd have been a bit overwhelmed!

1  Thank reilly86
Reviewed yesterday

My absolute preferred place to be, I love this place! A concentration of all our ancient fathers, I can see history directly from my eyes, with thousands of objects talking to me as a novel. Rosetta stone, Egyptian mummies, Babylonian's horses, Parthenon's decoration are wonderful...More

1  Thank DMG32
Reviewed yesterday

What can you say - it's one of the great museums of the world. Everybody should visit at least once.

Thank LMMLondon_UK
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a absolute must. It is just overwelming how much there is to see. If you love visting a museum, plan a whole day for this one. By the way it is free!

Thank Clara S
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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
...More
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TheRegalWadebridge
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
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btown_99
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.
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kevinmrc1224
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
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