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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
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10:00 - 20:30
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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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Awesome museum

Like anyone else, I like museums, but they can be exhausting. This museum is beyond enormous. You need to get a map ahead of time and plan out what things you want to focus on... read more

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like anyone else, I like museums, but they can be exhausting. This museum is beyond enormous. You need to get a map ahead of time and plan out what things you want to focus on, because it is WAY too much to see in one day. The best things about this museum are the variety of objects they have from... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always worth a visit, for the Architecture alone. I love taking in the rosetta stone; some amazing pieces held here. The crowds can be a bit intense but worth muddling through.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The library itself is going to take months to go through. I would really put a few days into it in order to fully take advantage.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best value in London - free entry and a multitude of exhibits to see. Allow yourself at least two to three hours to see as much as possible and arrive early before the crowds. The restaurant is also excellent for food and well earned drink.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great collection and easy to navigate. I was pleased to see some Van Gogh and Manet that I have not seen in person. Over all great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can spend as long as you like here - it would be easy to spend an entire day! Or you can do what we did, and spend a couple of hours and hit the high notes. :) Admission is free, unless you want to buy tickets to one of the limited attractions. It's worth stopping in just to see... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The British museum is one of the best in the world and if you are close it should not be missed. The classic artifacts, Egypt, Middle East, Greek and Roman are unsurpassed. This is also a free museum which makes its value equation hard to beat, the British people and government deserve a big pat on the back for having... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This makes a great day out for old and new fans. Always spotless clean and love getting close up the sights that one can only see abroad. The day I found is best planning ahead as you can easily walk around in circles and then end up missing a lot. Tag along to tour and get more insight but there... More 

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

Never been before, normally with the kids it's the Natural History Museum so as a couple we planned for a morning at the British museum. Not a good start as the main gates were too busy and we were sent to the rear entrance. Only about 30 people queuing so not impressed at their ability to handle numbers, but the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic museum, grand from the outside and won't disappoint on the inside. We visited for the 'American Dream' exhibition which was a great sized exhibition space split across over 12 rooms. The ceilings are extremely high and ornate as you enter the impressive building. The grounds on a sunny day I imagine are a good spot to sit and take... More 

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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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