British Museum

British Museum

History Museum and Art Museum
Great Russell St, London, Greater London, WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–8:30 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes

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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  • What you need to know
    Wisnu Y.
    "Check out the ancient Egypt exhibit and see the Rosetta Stone."(39 Tips)
    Giannis V.
    "Best part of the museum the stolen Parthenon Sculptures."(15 Tips)
    Natasha D.
    "Egyptian exhibits as well as the Greek section."(8 Tips)
    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Rosetta Stone and the Elgin marbles."(8 Tips)
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  • Devonta

    Huge! Map out the exhibits you want to visit before you come. Free but recommend a 5 pound donation.

    Devonta · 10 hours ago
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  • Alina Grace

    I love this place. So much history but it will take a whole day. A place where you will have to spend the whole day.

    Alina Grace · 15 hours ago
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  • Andrey K.

    Музей оказался не таким интересным и понятным как Лувр. Хотя сама архитектура необычна.

    Andrey Korolev · 5 days ago
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  • Samuel C.

    Se parece mucho al MET de NY , lo mejor es que es Gratis !!!

    Samuel Cuevas · 6 days ago
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  • Saud A.

    Definitely worth a visit.

    Saud Alghizzi · 1 week ago
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  • Çiğdem Şimşek İ.

    Bir Louvre Müzesi veya Vatikan değil... oraları gezdikten sonra burası az hafif kaldı...

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  • Priya T.

    Another good exhibition - Defining Beauty

    Priya Tungrus · 1 week ago
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  • Khalid G.

    The Ancient Egyptian exhibition never fails to teach me something new. There's a lot of secrets nestled away in that exhibit...

    Khalid Golding · 2 weeks ago
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  • David

    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.

    David · 2 weeks ago
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  • HashtagNYU

    It's easy to get lost in art and history here... Too bad your art history class doesn't do more field trips here. Read more

    HashtagNYU · 2 weeks ago
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  • Miss D.

    Much more intersting than i can imagine :)

    Miss Dior ❤️ · 2 weeks ago
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  • Abdurrhman A.

    جمييييييييييل والدخول مجاني وبعض الأجنحة بفلوس.. جناح العملات شي رهييب أعجبني مرة .. عمومًا اكثر الأجنحة مريت عليها مرور بس.. لكن بعضها كان الوقوف حتمي 😍

    Abdurrhman Alajmi · 2 weeks ago
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  • Salwan F.

    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...

    Salwan Finj · 3 weeks ago
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  • Abdulla B.

    Egyptian mummies can be found here 💀

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  • Theo Lateralus Y.

    If it says, "Don't touch," please DO NOT TOUCH. There's even a symbol👈🏻 this goes for tour guides too!

    Theo Lateralus Ytz · 3 weeks ago
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  • 3asak

    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.

    3asak · May 30
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  • Naree K.

    오디오가이드 들으면서 관람하니 시간가는줄 모르겠다

    Naree Kim · May 26
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  • JET

    Visiting to see the excellent collection of artefacts goes without saying. But the building itself is an awesome piece of architecture and a great place to people watch.

    JET · May 23
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  • Isma V.

    Cansado sino pero bello...

    Isma Vela · May 20
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  • Fatih K.

    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

    Fatih Kuran · May 18
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  • Ken Y.

    amazing and free attraction, you could easily spend a whole day there

    Ken Yip · May 18
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  • Sergio F.

    Obligatorio prepararse la visita antes de entrar con las 10 cosas más importantes. En caso contrario sólo queda sumirse en la desesperación más absoluta.

    Sergio F. · May 15
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  • Ron

    Sehr interessantes und vor allem sehr umfangreiches Museum.

    Ron · May 14
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  • Antonis T.

    More like "Anything but British Museum". Stolen pieces from all over the world! However, exhibits are well preserved and presented.

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  • Daniele P.

    One of the best museums in the World. Assirian and Egyptian scultures are a must-see

    Daniele P · May 12
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  • Chelsea B.

    See Cleopatra's final resting place, with an x ray view.

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  • Hanna-Riina K.

    Free entrance, no queue, simply walk in and choose which exhibition you wanna explore.

    Hanna-Riina K · April 29
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  • Olcay O.

    İki yıl önce gelip de unuttuğum yer

    Olcay Okutan · April 28
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  • Natalja S.

    "Indigenous Australia" is one of the most interesting current exhibitions! 💕

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  • Robert J.

    Worth a visit, even if you think you've seen it all :)

    Robert Jensen · April 25
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  • Antonio Carlos S.

    Muito bom a parte de Grécia

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  • Adrià A.

    Great museum with plenty of interesting expositions and key objects in human history

    Adrià A (SU2) · April 24
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  • Phil N.

    Can you believe it's free? Worth the donation many times over!

    Phil Nom · April 23
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  • Boris M.

    Entrée gratuite, collections très riches

    Boris Monin · April 21
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  • Levent M.

    It is a must

    Levent Mamur · April 19
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  • Boris van Hoytema

    The Museum of Stolen History

    Boris van Hoytema · April 14
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  • Cal P.

    So many rooms. Just pick a room you're interested and head straight there. Don't try to cover everything in a single visit.

    Cal Paterson · April 10
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  • Amir Afiq A.

    Impressive building and one day could not cover everything, need to come again!

    Amir Afiq Azmi · April 9
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  • Alexander K.

    Come back often since it's free and always changing

    Alexander Kustov · April 7
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  • Allison C.

    Stunning building. Heaving with tourists, but something for everyone to see.

    Allison Coleman · April 5
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  • Geórgia B.

    Imperdível

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  • DJTROTEX

    Muy bueno, sobretodo el pabellon egipcio con todas sus momias

    DJTROTEX · April 4
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  • Mehmet Y.

    Free guided tours are good.

    Mehmet Yıldız · April 3
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  • Fidel Antonio M.

    Museum highlights: Rosetta stone, mummies, Parthenon "reconstruction", and this pre-historic Egyptian carcass called Gebelein man. Free admission.

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  • Joanna K.

    I love this place :) Highly recommend

    Joanna Kociuba · March 28
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  • Francisco Jose F.

    Impactante, historia pura

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  • David L.

    Members room wifi: BMMembers password is 74ge4sesf3

    David Longworth · March 20
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  • David L.

    Great to explore alone. Members area is nicely tucked away with great drinks and most importantly fast internet. Not open late enough though.

    David Longworth · March 20
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  • Ahmet D.

    çalıntı murat 124 teybi bile var :)

    Ahmet D. · March 19
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  • Saad Alfarraj ™

    Amazing museum free of charge entry avoid coming in school times to many children 😕👂تجي لندن وماجيت المتحف !!! أجل ماجيت لندن 😒👊

    Saad Alfarraj ™ · March 18
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