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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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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

Great activity for a rainy day. World class museum not to be missed. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon, Egyptian exhibits.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed yesterday

This museum must have the largest shop I have ever seen. The museum is very pleasant and covers a vast number of subjects. Some are treated in great depth (Egyptology for examples) and others like the Korean and Japan rooms are excellent, but provide more...More

Thank PhileasFoggontour
Reviewed yesterday

In my last travel in London i really appreciated the British Museum. Inside i found what i have studied at school in history.

Thank Giampaolo V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can you say? This is a must see place in London. A staggering amount of items on display including the Rosetta stone. Do not miss.

Thank Leon M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic museum. I am not usually in to museums but attended with my husband as he is fond of museums. Massive museum, well laid out one thing leading on to the other. I really enjoyed the mummies. Defo worth a visit.

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic displays. So many things to see. Spread over a couple days if possible to avoid museum burn out.

1  Thank Zoo200
Reviewed 2 days ago

A truly beautiful museum full of breathtaking objects. I'd like to highlight the gorgeous architecture of both the exterior and the interior, everything was very clean, the rooms airy and large. An amazing free museum in London, I would recommend for families or just curious...More

1  Thank Veronika P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just about everyone will enjoy a visit here. There are so many fabulous exhibitions and it's a beautiful building too.

Thank junli
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

History in London. Nice experience in this museum. Jump in the past, relax with the history. Near to the centre and the metro amd bus

Thank Fly_Bepo93
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From continental history to National, the British museum has pretty much everything you want to know and Leary about it! I went with a couple of friends we was mind blowing! Super nice stuff! And of course warm! We will be back maybe in the...More

Thank michaelroth59
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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8 November 2017|
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Response from BritishMuseum_London | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your enquiry. We estimate that it will take visitors roughly an hour to visit the exhibition, though some may take longer or shorter depending on their preferences. Hope you enjoy... More
13 October 2017|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
We winged it and thoroughly enjoyed it. We downloaded the British Museum App which helped a great deal.
2 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