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British Museum

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Bloomsbury
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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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Great collection of the world's treasures, and it is free ! Special exhibitions are always worth considering

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great collection of the world's treasures, and it is free ! Special exhibitions are always worth considering

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to spend a few hours. You can't expect to see everything in one visit but check for events before you go to get the best out of your day.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't miss it. The British Museum it's something else. The Elgin Marbles, The Rosetta Stone. It's just to much. It's free! Amazing! Great for families and also by yourself. If you can try to go in the morning, because it's less crowded.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit - the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon statues are a must! Try to go in the morning as it tends to get crowded by the afternoon.

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

The museum itself, amazing..so much to look at and read about, definitely going to return some day to wander around some more. Unfortunately, the specific exhibition, I paid to see, whilst very interesting for the most part, I found it quite limited and especially biased in the post apartheid element. I think, as another reviewer said elsewhere, it would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic museum - free entry is great but the exhibits they have are out of this world. Even the kids loved it. Highlights - - Elgin Marbles - Lewis Chessmen - Mausoleum at Helicarnassus (one of the 7 wonders of the world! - I mean, it can't actually get better than that) - Cleopatra - Rosetta stone - much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I went to England on an anniversary trip. I was amazed when i walked in to the museum and saw the actual Rosetta Stone, a key finding for language interpretation! Also, I have always been intrigued by ancient Egypt, and my mind was blown with all of the antiquities they possessed and displayed. And then there was... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see place for anyone visiting London. Be aware that bags are searched before entry (at least they were when we visited). This free attraction is amazing, but almost always crowded, especially around the main exhibits. My advice would be to take food, as the café is very expensive.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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This museum was really accessible and easy to visit. The Natural History Museum seems to have made queuing excessive, but here we were able to spend our time seeing the exhibits we had hoped for. My children were particularly interested to see the Rosetta Stone as they are learning about this at school. The Egyptian exhibits are great and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My kids loved walking around and seeing the different halls. We had just under 3 hours, and we saw the highlights and had time to stop in the store! The tea in the restaurant was a bit disappointing, but the location was great!

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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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