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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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Today
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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This museum has some of the best collections from many regions. We were more impressed with the Egyptian collection here than in the Cairo museum save King Tut's treasures... read more

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Seattle
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has some of the best collections from many regions. We were more impressed with the Egyptian collection here than in the Cairo museum save King Tut's treasures. Same for the collection from the Acropolis in Greece. Just very impressive the overall depth, breadth and quality of the collections. You can easily spend a day in this museum and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall fantastic. The Artifacts are amazing and it's open later on Fridays. There's a decent cafe area inside and a concession area outside.

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Thank Lorraine900
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Anywhere in London is magnificent and worth seeing just for the architecture. But the museum surpasses all because it's free. Plus the exhibits are exceptional. You can watch some exhibitions for a ticket too. We opted for the free galleries and we were more than happy with the time spent. The cafe upstairs is nice and sunny. I ordered two... More 

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Atlanta GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed our visit. Jewerly was unbelievable Highly recommend you take a tour. Also the Egyptian artifacts were very intriguing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is huge, all of the history is there. Rooms are diveded by continents and historical eras. There are a lot of fascinating objects to see. If you want to see it all, one day is not going to be enough.

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Amazing collection and especially the Rosetta Stone is something special. Next to that the glass ceiling is amazing to see. Crazy that they still have parts of the Parthenon but looks lovely!

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Hadnall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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Fantastic building to visit for the day, great layout and easy to see all the exhibit's. Take the family, all will enjoy

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tulsa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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Very interesting indeed. Please make sure you buy the audio for great information! Don't forget the upstairs!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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Excellent layout- but sort of sad to see that the Brits have knocked off so much stuff from foreign countries. I know they found them and "paid" and they are on display but it seems little of British stuff in there.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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This museum has so much history that someone could easily spend weeks and still not being able to see all the artifacts. Definitely worth a visit!!

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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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