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The British Museum

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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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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

The British museum is a great one. We recommend going to see Asurbanipal the assyria king. Very impressive. we also took a free guided tour in the Japan wing. Interesting and very special exhibits

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Avialbert
Reviewed today via mobile

Surely one of the greatest museums I have visited including the one in Cairo. You’ll find anything historical there - ancient, Greek, Roman and most other periods- overwhelming actually - but well arranged and exhibited - you need more than a day for it though...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank hartmuthesse
Reviewed today

If you love history and can't afford to travel the world, this is wonderful museum to visit. I could get lost here for hours. It was very busy when I went but it's large enough that you can just wander around to other rooms to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank wigglemomma
Reviewed today

You can easily spend a day or two here. Great for the grown ups - fascinating lessons in history which make it some much more engaging when viewing real artefacts. Fantastic for the kids - keeps them entertained (and educated, often without them knowing it)....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dariusz901
Reviewed today

The museum holds various details of the London fire and gives the complete details along with photographs and details so as to know how the fire ravaged the city and how it was rebilt.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KiritK
Reviewed today via mobile

Had a great day in the stunning british museum,love the building the glass roof is amazing ,loved getting lost in all the history .went to see the BP Exhibition of syria fantastic.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed today

This museum is must visit. It has everything for everyone to enjoy. It's a massive museum so do keep it in mind to spend at-least entire day to enjoy it properly.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank YashPune
Reviewed today

We went to the Ashurbanipal special exhibition, carrying our eurostar tickets with us so that the two of us could enter for the price of one. I personally dislike the way one is asked for a monetary contribution before one has entered the museum -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday

Not a stuffy museum of the old world, but a living display of global culture. Some say many of the exhibits should be returned to rightful owner countries - and I agree as long as they can guarantee the safe keeping and display for all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting and educational. The museum is veri big. Highly recommend. Good for all age groups.Inside is a shop with souvenirs and coffee shop as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
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31 December 2018|
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Response from markquixotic | Reviewed this property |
It depends entirely on the person. If you are a sightseer, you can do the whole museum in under 2 hours. But if you bring with you your passions and interests, it could turn into an all-day experience that will stay with... More
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Service animals only, not pets.
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Response from Turkkadin | Reviewed this property |
It has been open to the public for 250 years. Opening times can be seen on the internet.