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The British Museum
The British Museum

The British Museum

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Sights and Museums,Art Museum,History Museum,Historic Site,Popular
Ranked #6 in London things to do
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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3 United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7323 8299
10am-5:30pm Sat-Wed, 10am-8:3pm Thur-Fri
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One of the good things about being the reigning imperialist world power for hundreds of years is that your country's main museum is going to seriously rock. In the heart of London, artifacts from ... Read more
every civilization known to man are on display at this storehouse of human culture. A seasoned museum-goer would be hard-pressed to think of a bigger, more comprehensive museum anywhere in the world. The place has a collection of seven million objects, only a fraction of which are on display at any one time ... but what a fraction. Imagine actually seeing the Rosetta Stone -- without which we may have never deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics -- or well-preserved statues from the Greek Parthenon, in real life. Best of all, a visit here is absolutely free, to everyone, anytime.

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Local from London, UK

Lovely space inside out. Tons of artifacts from all around the world which will take you a few days to really appreciate them all.

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Miami, Florida, USA

I would highly recommend paying a visit to the British museum! It’s free, first of all, and second has some really great exhibitions. Just spend a day going to the different museums because they’re free & you learn a lot!

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One of the best museums in London. Huge, interesting architecture, amazing reading room and even good food. Best bit: it’s free

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Another huge awe-inspiring museum that provides hours of entertainment. Convenient located to other attractions, this is a must-see in London.

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Singapore, Singapore

Amazing place, must visit. Worth spending more than a day, so come prepared to focus on what you want to see

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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The British museum is a really cool and big museum! Loved seeing the original Rosetta Stone and mummies!

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Reno, Nevada, USA

Incredible collection of art and history within a building with unbelievable architecture.

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New Haven

Absolutely a must. One of the most amazing collections. Even the King's library is impressive along with all the artifacts you learned about in school. the Rosetta Stone is tremendous!

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We had a wonderful visit here. The Rosetta Stone alone was worth the visit. Our family was most interested in the Greek section and the Elgin Marbles. We also visited the extensive Egyptian exhibit. We did not have time to do more, but will gladly revisit the museum on our next visit to London. This museum does not charge to enter, but asked for donations instead.

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Singapore

The best museum in London if you like your history - it's absolutely awesome ! And it's free !! It's worth going to see the Egyptian collection alone - incredible..

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Montreal

Always changing what they have in display. Saw a great Egypt exhibition. Historic sight.

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Glasgow, UK

Fantastically large and extensive museum with artefacts from every corner of the globe and made even better by being completely free (donations welcome of course). This place can get really busy, especially the world-renowned Egyptian exhibits so try to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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Local from London, UK

Built in the late 19th Century, the picturesque British Museum is a neoclassical treasure that houses one of the wealthiest, largest, and most diverse collections of objects encompassing the history of all global cultures. Ancient Egyptian artifacts such as the Rosetta and Mummies, and Greek antiquities such as the Parthenon sculptures are the highlight of the museum. That said, the British Museum is one of the most spectacular sights to explore in London.

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Al-Hidd, Bahrain

Just Go!! You'll not be disappointed in this museum. Even if you have only 10 minutes to spare walk in and see the building. The Egyptian area is the most popular and famous, and you can see why, but we love the library and the Asian area. Actually we love it all. We have been many times and we are sure we have not seen it all. It is huge, and an added bonus- it's Free!

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St-Tropez, France

This is an absolute MUST. You can walk there from the apartment and entry is FREE!

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Chatham

Lovely bits and pieces to see and they have little side tours but bad side is I always feel compelled to donate a fortune.

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Barcelona, Spain

The British Museum was a cool experience. There is much to see here and if you're on a budget it's great because it's free! Seeing the Rosetta Stone was really cool! There was an exhibit on money and clocks which I very much enjoyed!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Pick up a plan when you enter and be sure to hit the highlights, which are outlined on a path throughout the museum (especially if you're short on time.)

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Great place although in my opinion those treasures should be at their original places

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Good dose of history but could have been laid out better. Felt like it was trying to cram too much in without thought of presentation. Also would have liked more focus on certain sections. Still worth a visit

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