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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7323 8299
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is massive. A little to big and too much to see for my liking. You could visit here for a couple of hours every day for a week and still struggle to see it all. The central glass area is worth visiting just...More

Thank Pharoahs6364
Reviewed yesterday

entrance fee is free. so we don't need waite in long line. useualy long line is because of ticket booth. after security check we can get in easily.

Thank masan2016
Reviewed yesterday

No massive queues even though it was the summer holidays and some interesting modern exhibitions too.

Thank NorthWalesLouLou
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with my 8 yr old daughter as she will be learning about the ancient Egyptians when she goes back to school. We visited the ‘family’ desk and got a free children’s booklet for the Egyptian rooms. It was well written with items to find...More

Thank wilkofamily6
Reviewed yesterday

A must visit place if you are in london loads of interesting stuff to see here could spend a 1/2 a day

Thank leylabakim123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's free. Its huge. Watch going during peaks times, it can get extremely busy. Egyptian, Greek and Roman exhibits are fantastic.

Thank Sean G
Reviewed yesterday

So much to see!!! This is a wonderful place to learn lots about lots of things for nothing. At least a two-visit place.

Thank Eva B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the great london museum but it does get crowded, so best to arrive early. Of course, you can’t see it all in a day.

Thank EdwardVK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I only had 2 hours, i and just had to visit the British Museum at all cost! When I stepped in I went straight towards the information desk and lucky as I am I found 2 itineraries: 1 full of you have all day. And...More

Thank KaotikBB
Reviewed yesterday

Have a plan before you enter. 5 hours and we saw what we came to see with a bit of time to wander into adjacent collections. Don't miss this museum!

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Bloomsbury
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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Elena A
18 August 2018|
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Response from AmonaV | Reviewed this property |
Ciao Elena, To be honest, non lo so. I would assume it's cheaper to eat outside of the museum, there is lot's of places for food in vicinity.
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Scott D
5 July 2018|
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Response from Isilia | Reviewed this property |
You can use your ipad, in several parts of the museum it is allowed to take photos. Where there are any restrictions, there will be warnings and the monitors are very polite and will warn you when you can not take pictures.
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jakib h
24 May 2018|
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Response from Anuj V | Reviewed this property |
No. We just walked in . No tickets required as far as I recall .
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