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British Museum

British Museum

History Museum and Art Museum · Bloomsbury
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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    Wisnu Y.
    "Check out the ancient Egypt exhibit and see the Rosetta Stone."(44 Tips)
    Sean O.
    "History of the World in 100 Objects podcast"(17 Tips)
    Delfin English Schools
    "Parthenon Marbles and Lindow Man."(16 Tips)
    ilianna
    "Greek and Egyptian exhibits are the best ones."(10 Tips)
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  • Hani E.

    Everything. After the exhibits, I particularly enjoy their bookshop.

    Hani E · 23 hours ago
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  • Brecht H.

    So much to see. Even if you focus on the so called highlights you ll spend a couple of hours

    Brecht Hortensius · 1 day ago
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  • Pedro M.

    Incredible experience! Most of the exhibitions are free of charge.

    Pedro Mancheno · 3 days ago
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  • 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.

    Cenk Gümüşcüoğlu · 3 days ago
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  • Anisa A.

    Check out the Ghana and Egypt section of the museum; fascinating stuff!

    Anisa A · 1 week ago
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  • Patrick A.

    Gorgeous museum with a massive collection!

    Patrick Alkemade · 1 week ago
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  • Abhishek

    The Egyptian exhibits are fantastic. Was surprised that there is no entree fees to the museum. Would love to spend more time in the future!

    Abhishek · 1 week ago
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  • Sommy S.

    Nice museum and full of history

    Sommy Sommy · 2 weeks ago
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  • Lauren K.

    I loved the Egyptian exhibition hall. The only thing that wound me up was the large groups of children, not paying attention to anything, standing in front of things on their phones😖

    Lauren King · 2 weeks ago
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  • Sarven B.

    It's a must to visit place in London. Different halls with different themes. Egyptian side atttacted me. Free to enter. Huge.

    Sarven Bedikoglu · 3 weeks ago
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  • Rafael G.

    So much to see. Worth the time

    Rafael Garcia · 3 weeks ago
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  • Başak

    Hours and hours and hours of wonderful treasure. Definitely worth your time.

    Başak · 3 weeks ago
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  • Christis A.

    It should be renamed Greek Museum Instead.

    Christis Andreou · 3 weeks ago
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  • Guillermo C.

    It's great... The collection is wonderful

    Guillermo Carrera · 3 weeks ago
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  • Manu L.

    Free, lots of history and entertainment. It is awesome!

    Manu Lorenzo · January 14
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  • June L.

    Absolutely amazing, and baby friendly

    June Lai · January 8
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  • Andreas M.

    Great place, I liked the library part

    Andreas M · January 6
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  • ilianna

    Greek and Egyptian exhibits are the best ones.

    ilianna · January 3
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  • Anton S.

    one of the many highlights of London

    Anton Steen · January 3
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  • Mich Elle A.

    It is like touring around the whole world! Almost everything is here

    Mich Elle Arias · January 3
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  • Aysenur I.

    World museum... Everybody's history is here

    Aysenur Inci · January 2
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  • Johanan O.

    Don't forget the clock room!

    Johanan Ottensooser · December 31, 2015
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  • Bora D.

    you don't need to travel another country in the future if British Museum will keep expanding...

    Bora Demiralan · December 31, 2015
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  • Nabeel K.

    Southeast Asian galleries are amazing

    Nabeel Khalid · December 31, 2015
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  • Bartomeu M.

    Incredible. The best from Egypt and so on

    Bartomeu Martorell · December 30, 2015
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  • D !.

    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.

    D ! · December 28, 2015
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  • Eve D.

    This is a dream come true !

    Eve Dallarte · December 25, 2015
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  • Melissa M.

    Magnifique. Nuff said

    Melissa Meow · December 23, 2015
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  • Const H.

    Free entrance. Get in even just to see the hall. The ancient Egypt part is amazing

    Const Ht · December 21, 2015
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  • Nick F.

    Our greatest history museum and a national treasure. Full of other countries national treasures! Cafe on the top floor is a hidden gem.

    Nick Francis · December 13, 2015
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  • Felipe C.

    Amazing museum. It's like being in Egypt, Greece and Rome all in one place.

    Felipe Cerda · December 5, 2015
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  • Olive L.

    Great to just pop in for an afternoon, check out the free exhibits. Look out for the special shows, as they're good too.

    Olive Logie · December 3, 2015
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  • Luke M.

    There is a Starbucks just opposite which offers cheaper food and snacks

    Luke Marsh · December 1, 2015
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  • Carl G.

    Free entry, educative and family friendly. Relieves the cost burden of entertaining the family.

    Carl Griffin · November 26, 2015
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  • George X.

    History of all around the world.. And Greek culture also..!

    George Xint · November 17, 2015
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  • Anna C.

    Great collections, especially egyptian

    Anna Chuchmek · November 15, 2015
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  • Derrick L.

    Fantastic place to spend a day. So much on display and so much to learn. Can get pretty crowded thou.

    Derrick Leow · November 14, 2015
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  • Daniel R.

    Probably the best museum in the world.

    Daniel Rehn · November 11, 2015
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  • Kasia K.

    Rosetta Stone is... just wow! And mummies.

    Kasia Koczułap · November 9, 2015
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  • nur atiqah a.

    it's free!!!from greek,to roman era,egyptian era,they even have mummies!!all world history are here

    nur atiqah anuar · November 9, 2015
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  • N Y.

    My favourite museum in the world! Must see - the mummies! I do missed the reading room, hope it will be back soon.

    N Yanty · November 9, 2015
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  • Bilge Ü.

    There are wide variety of objects and galleries. But galleries are not in a specific order either chronologically or thematically.

    Bilge Ünverdi · November 7, 2015
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  • Yasiru A.

    Clock section is to die for

    Yasiru Abeygunawardana · November 2, 2015
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  • Paul N.

    You can see stuff stolen from all over the world all in one place.

    Paul Novarese · October 19, 2015
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  • Alexandre C.

    One of the best museum ever!

    Alexandre Curiel · October 18, 2015
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  • Mouni R.

    The Rosetta Stone is here.

    Mouni Reddy · October 17, 2015
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  • marcos n.

    One day to visit all museum, it is worth it <3

    marcos nar · October 16, 2015
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  • Giorgi M.

    the atria by foster is must see, amazing selection of mumies

    Giorgi Merebashvili · October 5, 2015
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  • Andrew C.

    Head straight for the Great Court. What a sight to behold, especially in a sunny day.

    Andrew Carrier · October 2, 2015
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  • Maurice K.

    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

    Maurice Kirschbaum · September 27, 2015
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