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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 yesterday via mobile

One of my favorite all time museum tours. Probably this and the Smithsonian in D.C. It is free and easy to find your way around. The exhibits are varied and very interesting. It was great to have a guide as the museum is huge.

Thank molarman26
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of human history to see and experience all in one place. Collections of things like these are excellent to see and experience side-by-side to get a better understanding and appreciation of history.

Thank cazaccardelli
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is remarkable in the vastness of its collections. To walk through this place is truly like walking through history. We spent about 4 hours inside and it wasn't nearly enough time to see everything, We will definitely go back if we make another...More

Thank BebeHudson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A simply fabulous and free museum. Take advantage of their self-proclaimed items you must see and you will have spent several wonderful hours in the bowels of history. This, I think, is a must stop.

Thank George N
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the British museum on rainy Sunday...like many, many other people in London. So, with 5 boys we decided to come back next time. But it was interesting and I wish, I could see enjoy some exhibition without so many people.

Thank Barbora J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. Learn about the world's cultures through the ages. Highly recommended, for adults & children alike.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Magnificent, huge displays of extraordinary art/antiquities, esp Assyrian, Egyptian and Greek sculptures as well as hundreds of fascinating smaller pieces like the Lewis chessmen and Sutton Hoo finds). Lucky for the world that the Brits preserved all these treasures, instead of many of them being...More

Thank furslands
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum itself is great however the parents & babies room on the ground floor seemed to double as a cleaners closet storage room. For such a large facility they really need to have a separate area for a parents and babies room.

Thank FoodnTravelreviews
Reviewed yesterday

If this is your first time, take a guide, that way you will focus three hours on the more relevant part of the museum. We spent six hours in a row (three with the guide and three more on ourselves) and decided that was more...More

1  Thank JordiTr7
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the worst restaurants in London. It was convenient so we lunched here mid way through our day at the Museum. I had a Caesar salad which had about two pounds of chicken and virtually no lettuce. Also no croutons so I...More

Thank SarahCahill
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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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Response from Hilary A | Reviewed this property |
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.