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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
+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed today

Very interesting and laid back during our London trip. Enjoyed the art, sculpture and many facets of British history

Thank Sue P
Reviewed today

Only having a few hours to spend here, is just not doing this justice. There are so many interesting things to see at each exhibition, I could've used several hours on each.

Thank Jon B
Reviewed today via mobile

Sometimes I found myself thinking, is it right for one country to have in it's possession so many of each priceless artefacts. Whether by pillage and plunder,or brought by wealthy people in what would probably be considered black market or illegal today then donated, or...More

Thank Daniel W
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We dropped in because we were close by and had a couple of hours to spare. It is quite mind blowing. The exhibits are such a mixture and of such amazing quality. Free entry with a donation asked for.

Thank MeSteveKB
Reviewed today via mobile

i travel all over the world and this has a great representation of historical artifacts of all countries. so if you can’t travel to other countries that much, then this is worth seeing. now i can be sarcastic that this represents england’s conquering of the...More

Thank Margaret C
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Absolutely beautiful, the museum is a complete mix of old and new. Stunning, I can't wait to return with my mother.

Thank TravelWithRosy
Reviewed today

Not too big to wander around. Some interesting and unusual objects and a good shop to buy souveniers.

Thank Elly C
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One of the greatest museums in the world, it is a must see. It is free, can be crowded but totally unique. A very nice restaurant on the top floor, I wrote a separate review on it.

Thank Basil T
Reviewed today via mobile

Must be one of the best museums in the UK. Artefacts date back 1000's of years and are priceless in value. Well laid out and interesting. Well worth a visit and it's free entry. What's not to like.

Thank Oscar2027
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I understand because It’s so famous! It’s reach of treasures and art! I loved in particular the effigies of Parthenon but I don’t understand because these items are there but in Athens on the Parthenon.

Thank David P
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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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Thanks Tracy, I've been a member for years! It's a wonderful institution, isn't it. My post wasn't really a question, it was just setting the record straight in response to a previous review from someone else, which was... More
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
Egyptian rooms not to be missed especially Rosetta Stone.