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British Museum

History Museum and Art Museum
Bloomsbury, London
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  • This history museum is famous for their architecture. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Eamon F.
    "Loved seeing the Rosetta Stone up close!"(54 Tips)
    Pelin R.
    "check out the ancient egypt exhibit and the mummies"(28 Tips)
    Delfin English Schools
    "Parthenon Marbles and Lindow Man."(17 Tips)
    Johnny v.
    "The Assyran and Egyptian exhibition is amazing"(11 Tips)
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  • David
    DavidJune 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
    Upvoted Jun 7
  • 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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Nico M.
    Nico MacdonaldAugust 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great exhibitions (in two exhibition spaces), lovely smaller temporary exhibits, good lectures and family events, wonderful space in The Great Court, clear and well-designed signage, pleasant spaces.
    Upvoted May 13
  • 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!
  • Pinar E.
    Pinar E.April 6
    A must-do for London. Free entrance is an opportunity; even if you arent a museum lover, you can even spend two hours walking around great historical artifacts. Dont miss Assyrian Lamassul sculptures
  • 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!
  • Meral
    MeralJanuary 7
    All the 🌎 is here!If you are especially interested in Egypt section,go early. Gets quite crowded.You can't see everything.Plan from the map according to your interests.Put on layers of clothes.🔥❄️
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jack O.
    Jack OSeptember 15, 2016
    Probably the best museum in the world. Really well curated and amazingly it's also free. Try to catch one of the tours, they really enhance the experience.
  • 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!
  • João G.
    João GonçalvesSeptember 27, 2016
    The British Museum was, by far, the best museum I ever stepped into. The permanent collection is filled with so many great artists and with so many pieces that one day wouldn't be enough to absorb it.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Nathalia L.
    Nathalia LimaNovember 9, 2016
    Do not come with hurry, otherwise you will miss it a lot of amazing expositions. I recommend 2 full days to visit all the famous galleries.
  • Başak
    BaşakMay 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.
  • 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 !
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rob J.
    Rob JacksonAugust 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The definitive museum in London for ancient artefacts. Everything is beautifully presented, and the main atrium area as you enter is very imposing. Look out for the special exhibitions!
  • Bob H.
    Bob HookerOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Parth A.
    Parth AwasthiApril 19, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Dio K.
    Dio KatsOctober 12, 2014
    Parthenon room in british museum,the "perfect-safe" place!😡 Put in there a jacket of Jack the ripper and return the marbles😡
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Omar Gabriel T.
    Great art, especially from the ancient world. A must visit while in London. History lovers as myself are going to have a great time here.
  • 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.
  • JET
    JETMay 23, 2015
    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.
  • 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!
  • Babcsán V.
    Maaaany historical stuff, if u r interested in history u definitely should go there! There are little information desks with friendly members who like to tell stories about anything u want!
  • 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.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BoothmanAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Dilek U.
    Dilek UnarSeptember 2, 2014
    If you like history, this is a great museum. Not only British history but also different cultural pieces you will find. However, one day might be so tiring to see each part.
  • 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
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 19, 2014
    It was my 2nd day at the British museum, and let me tell you, there's going to be another visit, cause one day clearly isn't enough to see all the great exhibits! Make sure you take a multimedia guide
  • Farmer F.
    Great and one of the top museums in the world. Start early. One day may not be enough to tour the museum. Nice food court for a break. Free admission.
  • 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
  • Elisabeth L.
    Elisabeth LongshoreJuly 11, 2016
    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.
  • Shanda D.
    Shanda DudleyApril 10, 2014
    It would take along day to look over the many treasures the museum houses. Don't miss the ancient Egyptian galleries. Get there early and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BauerJanuary 3
    There's so much here that it's a bit overwhelming. I would recommend getting all the info you can to gain context to it all
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