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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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+44 20 7323 8299
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10:00 - 17:30
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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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Could spend days here!

We came here on Saturday to escape the gloomy weather. I had been here years ago and kind of knew what to expect, but it was still so interesting. The exhibitions are well... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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We came here on Saturday to escape the gloomy weather. I had been here years ago and kind of knew what to expect, but it was still so interesting. The exhibitions are well organised and extremely interesting. I regret not having come here earlier - one afternoon is just not enough to explore the "20,000 years of human history", as... More 

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The British Museum was the highlight of my trip to London. If you have even the slightest interest in history, I urge you to come and visit. The building itself is both iconic and practical, with a beautiful exterior and large center room built to handle the large number of visitors. The artefacts are truly magnificent. Highlights include the Rosetta... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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Great place to fill in a few hours especially on a cold & wet day! The Egyptian section was amazing & as we had accommodation just around the corner in Russel Square it was in perfect walking distance!

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There is so much to see in the museum that you're never going to do it justice in 1 visit. I would recommend; 1. Plan what you want to see. There is so much there you may want to focus on one area specifically or more areas in less depth. We spent 90 minutes in 1 gallery before realising we'd... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Once I arrived, I was immediately impressed with the stunning architecture, both outside and in. Further to this, I was amazed at the collection of artefacts they have on display - some real wonders! That said, I don't think it's somewhere you can stay for, say, more than two hours without your mind wandering. This, in turn, causes you to... More 

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Indiana
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Phenomenal artifacts and treasurers - they have the Rosetta Stone and an Easter Island figure. Truly one of the most outstanding museums of the world

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Kuala lumpur
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I am not a museum addict but I must say the British Museum is one of the best, if not the best, I have visited. There are so many things to see so it would be advisable to pick and visit the exhibits that are of greater interest to you and after that, you can do the rest if you... More 

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Absolutely stunning artifacts presented in a wonderful fashion. I wish i had time to spend longer here as as an archaeologist this was extremely fascinating.

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Richmond, Canada
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This is an amazing museum and free. There is so much to see here that it is best to do so over a number of days.

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A nice museum to visit. There is a lot to see so pick and choose what you want if you don't plan to spend an entire day. We did the recommended stuff from the map,and it was enough to get a feel of the museum and we didn't feel,we were missing anything important.

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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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