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British Museum

History Museum and Art Museum
Bloomsbury, London
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  • Wisnu Y.
    "Check out the ancient Egypt exhibit and see the Rosetta Stone."(47 Tips)
    Delfin English Schools
    "Parthenon Marbles and Lindow Man."(16 Tips)
    ilianna
    "Greek and Egyptian exhibits are the best ones."(11 Tips)
    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Rosetta Stone and the Elgin marbles."(8 Tips)
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  • Elisabeth L.
    Some amazing items (Rosetta Stone, Cleopatra's mummy), but also a strange museum because the collections old, so it's mostly the flashy items with not as much history and connection between the items.
  • Parth A.
    Possibly the best collection of ancient history anywhere in the world. The British Museum is not nearly as expansive as the Louvre but its focus is much more on anthropological heritage than cultural.
  • Jack J.
    Pick out your favourite things in the map as soon as you go in. Otherwise after a couple of hours you may get fed up. The section with the mummy's seemed to be very popular - traffic jam alert
  • Cenk G.
    A must-see of course but I always feel like I'm wandering around in a thief's vault. Most of the heritage held in the museum are taken there under colonial possession and actually don't belong there.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • D !.
    D !December 28, 2015
    I've been in nearly all the major museums of the world, the British museum put all the history at hand for free. Don't forget the Rosetta Stone, The Partenon Frescoes and The Ishtar Door.
  • Maurice K.
    Maurice KirschbaumSeptember 27, 2015
    Go early! Once the tourists start filling in you'll never see more then the tip of the Rosetta Stone! (and the entrance on the other side of the building is a less impressive but easier way to get in
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BrownAugust 26, 2015
    Massive museum. A lot of walking. Not much place to sit. Too much to see in one visit. 3 hours is enough before you want to go. Cafes and restaurant in Grand Court area. Limited tables for those.
  • A H.
    A HazetJuly 21, 2015
    Maybe one of the biggest history museum in the world. One day NOT enough to explore all section of this museum. Free admission except special exhibition #Traveling #London
  • Ali A.
    Ali AhiJuly 10, 2015
    This is indeed one of the best museums in the world! Basically you can find anything you want in there. Don't forget to check out ancient Egypt, Iran (Persia), & Greece.
  • David
    DavidJune 17, 2015
    Very rich collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, European and Asian artefacts. The Rosette stone and Ramses II head are among the most famous pieces. Free WiFi.
  • Salwan F.
    Salwan FinjJune 12, 2015
    Lots and lots of Ancient Egyptian stuff, but you'll find a lot about Persian, Assyrian, Roman, Greek and Asian as well....mind you they took all of these, they weren't acquired...
  • 3asak
    3asakMay 30, 2015
    stunning free entry courtyard with a glass roof. there is plenty of things to see in a day however feel free yourself to skip pathernonrelieferna. that side dirty and damged.
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 18, 2015
    One of the biggest museums in the world. It reflects the domination of UK all over the world throughout recent history. Different pieces from all over the world. Definitely it is worth to be seen
  • Henrique X.
    Henrique XavierJanuary 25, 2015
    Huge museum with crafts from all over the world. Free entrance, no fuss to go in and out, so there is no need to make it worth. Enjoy it as a stroll in the park!
  • Tamires R.
    Tamires RibeiroJanuary 19, 2015
    This museum has on its focus international culturals all around the world. For me the best part was the Egiptian, upatairs you can see the mummies. The greek part has a lot of sculptures from Partheon
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJanuary 2, 2015
    In any legitimate list of worlds best museums this will be on the list towards the top. You can't miss it. Half the artifacts in any history book that still exist are here. Pretty amazing.
  • Dimitris K.
    Dimitris KotsiosDecember 12, 2014
    One of the best museums I have ever been! The best of all is absolutely FREE .. and it's enormous! In addition you can relax by drinking some coffee or eating a snack at the restaurant !
  • Simon
    SimonNovember 4, 2014
    A must-do if you are visiting London. Just take enough time to enjoy every piece of art. There is a huge variety of artworks, you will surely find something interesting or appealing to you!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Jenna A.
    Jenna AndersonOctober 9, 2014
    An amazing collection overall. You could spend days wandering this museum. It can get very busy in the summer, but in the off season it's a slice of museum heaven.
  • Andrey
    AndreyAugust 30, 2014
    favourite museum in London. main hall space, Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, is just gorgeous — raise your eyes on the ceiling. btw, this place contains one of the largest ancient Egypt expositions.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerAugust 20, 2014
    My new favorite place. Pillaging aside, the Hutton Soo and Egyptian exhibits are a must see (um, Rosetta Stone anyone?). As is the legendary Crystal Skull, which is on display despite being a fake!
  • Bojana N.
    Bojana NikolićAugust 16, 2014
    If you have limited time make sure to check in advance which exhibition part is where, as the museum is enormous. Look in the atrium for free maps, they also exist, apart from the £2 ones!
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    The museum is huge!Be sure to read what is in before you go there or the visiting will be useless for you. It shows how Great the Great Britain is. Strong historic place.Don't forget the audio guide.
  • Delfin English Schools
    One of the world's oldest and one of London's largest museums. Join us on our first timers' walk on Mondays featuring highlights such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles and Lindow Man.
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowApril 6, 2014
    Do your research ahead of time to decide what's important to see. We saw the Pompeii Exhibit and thought it was extremely well done. Great lunch spots and it's worth the trip just to view the space.
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    Whether it’s the Parthenon Sculptures or ancient Egyptian mummies that take your fancy, it can all be found here. And best of all, entry is free! Read more
  • Blue G.
    Blue GauginOctober 2, 2013
    Take a look at the beautiful Japanese gallery. Beginning with this simple and complete map was the most incredible surprise i could have at the entry, best way to enter into another world!
  • Will B.
    Will BelfordSeptember 18, 2013
    Wonderful museum, with much to see and adore! Free entrance fee. You'll get to know everything about the civilization of places, such as Greece, Cyprus, Egypt and Messopotamia and Italy!
  • Erica P.
    Erica P.December 26, 2012
    One of my faves, the British Museum is the world's oldest museum, opened in 1753. There are countless items dating from prehistory exposed in its 94 galleries, belonging to worldwide civilizations.
  • Bob H.
    Bob HookerOctober 24, 2012
    The Egyptian rooms often get extremely crowded, but the Middle Eastern pieces on the lower floors are really amazing. The Assyrian works are globally unique, and the China India wing is worth a visit
  • Fulham Football Club
    Fulham Football ClubOctober 11, 2012
    Visit room 49, case 6, to see the ‘Fulham Sword’. Found next to Craven Cottage it dates back to 43 AD, is the best example of its kind in Britain & is the best named sword in the Museum (so we think)
  • Victoria K.
    Victoria KinneySeptember 18, 2012
    Do not miss a chance to see Shakespeare's own writings, the first folio, Southampton's portrait... etc. Parts of the plays recorded for this exhibition by the actors of RSC help you to feel the magic.
  • Monsieur S.
    Monsieur S.September 17, 2012
    As a long-time admirer of assyrian art (yes, there's a bunch of us left), I enjoyed. A LOT. Plus, there you get to see part of the hammurabi code, the oldest law code in history (1772 BC)
  • GoToMidtown
    GoToMidtownAugust 23, 2012
    You are either about to enter or have just enjoyed the UK's #1 tourist attraction. You are only a few dozen paces away from another popular spot for tourists: the GoToMidtown Information Centre Read more
  • Matt B.
    Matt BoothmanAugust 7, 2012
    If there's a big crowd around the Rosetta Stone, try heading across the way to the Enlightenment gallery. There's a replica of the Stone in there, and - bonus! - this one you're allowed to touch.
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannJuly 17, 2012
    14 February: Seek out Aphrodite on St Valentine's Day. At the heart of the Ancient Greece & Rome section is a romantic version of Aphrodite, goddess of love, showing her crouching at her bath.
  • Browhaus
    BrowhausApril 26, 2012
    With some of the best exhibit and artworks in the world, the British Museum is appealing visually and stimulating for the mind. Within the museum, the Egyptian room and Rosetta Stone are a must-see.
  • Easyart.com
    Easyart.comApril 17, 2012
    The British Museum has an amazing collection of non-western art, as well as the unmissable Elgin Marbles and Egyptian art section. They also have occasional Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstrations!
  • Robert J.
    Robert JeffersJanuary 15, 2012
    For parents on the weekend skip coat check and go to the ford family center on-1. Large lockers to put everything in, plus lunch tables. Grab food from one of the cages, plenty of seats here
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comOctober 27, 2011
    If you are a history buff or a lover of artifacts, plan for plenty of time here. The sheer size of the collection makes it difficult to see everything that you would like to see in one trip. Read more
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 29, 2011
    Learn about London's and UK's history by visiting this museum. Don't miss the Rosetta Stone and the collection of mummies. Open daily from 10am - 7:30pm (until 8:30 Fridays). Entrance is free.
  • National Maritime M.
    The 16th-century mechanical galleon clock from the ‘History of the World in 100 Objects’ project once shuffled along imperial banquet tables playing music and firing cannons. Find your maritime story. Read more
  • Purple Frog
    Purple FrogJune 15, 2011
    Some exhibitions are open until 8.30pm on Fridays, but if you''re short of time, go for the Rosetta Stone in ground floor Room 4 and the Mummy of Katebet in upper floor Room 63. Read more
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanNovember 5, 2010
    The British Museum is a must must see in London and the UK. There is always something to discover, to learn and to see, no matter if you are interested in museums, history or not - you will get addict
  • MissRachelle D.
    MissRachelle DOctober 29, 2010
    Call in advance to go to the Prints and Drawings room. They will give you desk space and over see your viewing of some of the greatest artist in history, up close and private
  • Adam S.
    Adam SmithOctober 14, 2010
    Don't try and see it all. Get a map and a cup of tea and work out what you really want to see. I love the displays on Roman Britain, clocks, money and the Ancient Greek friezes.
  • Charmain L.
    Charmain LeeOctober 10, 2010
    Tried to 4square this, but didn't work. Finally appeared hours later! Anyway, it's worth visiting! Love how the different countries are in separate sections. A must-see if you love history like me! Read more
  • Richard H.
    Richard HolderOctober 10, 2010
    Whenever I visit, it is nearly always the unnoticed items that appeal the most - the round granite bowl in the Egyptian section is a prime example - beautifully made from solid stone-but why and how?
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanOctober 7, 2010
    The British Museum is a fantastic museum and a beautiful building on its own. If you love museums, you'll love the BM. If you're not a big museum fan, spend a little less time there, but don't miss it
  • Cynthia W.
    Cynthia WeiAugust 8, 2010
    For yound kids, head to the Paul Hamlyn Library for some chill out time reading on the rug in the kiddies' corner. Small area but the librarian was very attentive. Great to get away from the tourist
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