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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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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 today

Having visited London on far too many occasions, we decided to visit the Museum as my 10yr Son loves History. If I had had known just how huge this place is we would have made sure we were queued up for opening time. Even then...More

Thank Jenifer L
Reviewed today

I was very much excited to be able to experience the beautiful works of Japanese artist and printmakers Hokusai. The actual exhibition was stunning. However I was not able to appreciate the exhibition at all as I hoped. The rooms were really overcrowded and in...More

Thank Daniela N
Reviewed today via mobile

Great fun every time I love the British museum my grandfather was a professor of Egyptology so I have learned about so many of these exhibits over my life I here his voice and laugh every time I wonder through it

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed today

We only allocated one day to this place but wished we had allowed more time. Get there around opening time as the queues to get in can get quite long and not pleasant when it showering or raining. There is no charge to go in...More

Thank Mahove
Reviewed today

A magnificent museum packed with outstanding exhibits. We enjoyed the Egyptian areas and spent ages there. So much to see and take in. Very good amenities, toilets, coffee and snacks and gifts. Reasonably priced in such wonderful surroundings. You will need the best part of...More

Thank D H
Reviewed yesterday

We like British Museum a lot. My children like a lot ancient mummies.We have a great time. The entrance is free.

Thank johnbarbara2017
Reviewed yesterday

Always an adventure, always amazed with the history, art and presence of the artifacts. Please add this to your bucket list and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you spent 5 days in the museum it still would not be enough time to see everything. Highly enjoyable.

1  Thank Chris E
Reviewed yesterday

No self-respecting visitor to London should leave the city before visiting the British Museum. So much to see -- much more than we could get to in our four-hour visit.

1  Thank michaelinanderson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Queuing in the street despite the heavy rain....so it must be worth it. A tent set up in the grounds where security check bags by glimpsing into them. Extremely busy inside. Maps have to be purchased! Expensive! Way too busy....way too warm...way too busy. Was...More

Thank myfunnybones
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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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
14 July 2017|
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Response from Spamky17 | Reviewed this property |
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Fabia C
13 July 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hi Fabia, Thanks for your question. On Fridays the last time slot for #Hokusai starts at 20.10 and the exhibition closes at 21.30. Enjoy the exhibition! Greta Visitor Support