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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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“rosetta stone” (4 302 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Queues (for security reasons) are a problem here, so if you want to avoid them I would suggest arriving 10-15 minutes prior to opening time. The museum is not as good as it used to be as some "design goose" has "modernised" it. This means...More

Thank Sydneytown
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You will need a week to look around the British Museum in order to appreciate everything it has to offer. I would choose an area to explore e.g. Ancient Egypt or Greece. Or visit the prize items: the Rosetta; the Elgins... free entry makes it...More

Thank jassimalk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the family here as my daughter is currently studying ancient Egypt at school. Excellent day out. I learnt several things myself (the ancient Egyptians mummified millions of animals!). The staff were friendly and helpful and plentiful. Couldn’t fault it and will be going back.

Thank paul1e001
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had planned on spending three hours at the museum, specifically seeing the Egyptian exhibit. But once we got there we realized we could have easily spent an entire day here. I would recommend getting there early before the tour groups and going straight to...More

1  Thank Jacylyn G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great big museum with great collection from the world! Spend at least 2 to 3 hours on there if you enjoyed being in museum otherwise it will be tpp short of visit. Good facilities, super excelent library, clean toilet, locker room, big cafetaria, nice upscale...More

1  Thank selvinaeri c
Reviewed yesterday

Unbelievable collections. Far too much to see in several days. I did the audio tour of top 10 objects which was a good way to see varied things in a short visit.

1  Thank msw1189
Reviewed yesterday

The collection is impressive. Not to be missed are the ancient collections of Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman masterpieces. We went during the late hours open on Fridays till 8:45. It seemed less crowded. If you can catch a gallery tour they are well worth the...More

1  Thank sanddsheppard
Reviewed yesterday

One could wander for days in ths museum. Don't get a tour guide .exhibits are well described with a tour book. A guide will take to to what they think is tremendous. you can do it take your time. Lunch was medicire but then again...More

1  Thank CCtiger258
Reviewed yesterday

What can i say, if you have any interest in history this is the place to go. staff are very good and clued up, give yourself more time than you think as its Big and the building is amazing too.

Thank stevezzr
Reviewed yesterday

I only managed to get through Room 40 and part of Room 41 because there is so much to see and it's so information rich. There is enough to look at here to last me for years on my occasional visits to London and that's...More

Thank Jonathan S
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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12 October 2017|
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Response from Rob A | Reviewed this property |
We winged, and studied the map to plan which areas we wanted to concentrate on. On a tour you are at their mercy.
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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