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British Museum

British Museum

History Museum and Art Museum · Bloomsbury
Great Russell St, London, Greater London, WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–8:30 PM
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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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    "Don't miss the Rosetta Stone and the collection of mummies."(44 Tips)
    Sean O.
    "History of the World in 100 Objects podcast"(18 Tips)
    Delfin English Schools
    "Parthenon Marbles and Lindow Man."(16 Tips)
    Natasha D.
    "Egyptian exhibits as well as the Greek section."(8 Tips)
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  • Carl G.

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

    Carl Griffin · 3 days ago
  • George X.

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

    George Xint · 1 week ago
  • Anna C.

    Great collections, especially egyptian

    Anna Chuchmek · 2 weeks ago
  • Derrick L.

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

    Derrick Leow · 2 weeks ago
  • Daniel R.

    Probably the best museum in the world.

    Daniel Rehn · 2 weeks ago
  • Kasia K.

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

    Kasia Koczułap · 2 weeks ago
  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
  • Bilge Ü.

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

    Bilge Ünverdi · 3 weeks ago
  • Yasiru A.

    Clock section is to die for

    Yasiru Abeygunawardana · 3 weeks ago
  • Paul N.

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

    Paul Novarese · October 19
  • Alexandre C.

    One of the best museum ever!

    Alexandre Curiel · October 18
  • Mouni R.

    The Rosetta Stone is here.

    Mouni Reddy · October 17
  • marcos n.

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

    marcos nar · October 16
  • Giorgi M.

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

    Giorgi Merebashvili · October 5
  • Andrew C.

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

    Andrew Carrier · October 2
  • 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
  • Steph R.

    Incredible collection, could spend days here, it never gets old. Perfect for everyone and extremely well run

    Steph Rayner · September 27
  • Rebecca

    Go for the locally British galleries, they are more informative than the foreign ones.

    Rebecca · September 26
  • Felipe I.

    Cool. Not better than Louvre but still a nice place to see (and it's free).

    Felipe Iglesias · September 22
  • Katerina K.

    Take a trip through time :)

    Katerina Kerr · September 21
  • Duygu Y.

    Amazing museum. You should definitely see it.

    Duygu Yildiz · September 20
  • Alex D.

    It's the freaking British Museum - one of the world's best, and for free! Too bad most of the stuff really belongs in other countries...

    Alex Dobyan · September 18
  • Gerhard K.

    Okay, just go there. No way you can make a mistake avoiding that.

    Gerhard Kazdalevsky · September 16
  • Amanda J.

    King George III library

    Amanda Jones · September 16
  • David J.

    So much to see. It is certainly worth going on a tour, so you can full appreciate what you are looking at! 🎨

    David James · September 16
  • Norie W.

    Very cool architecture. Has Easter Island statue to Rosetta Stone to the famous Japanese wave print.

    Norie Wright · September 12
  • Philippe W.

    Interesting Museum

    Philippe Weisen · September 8
  • Eujean

    Zarpado y free entry.

    Eujean · September 7
  • Anna T.

    If you travel with bags and children you can save your money by leaving luggage on -1 floor (child section) It's surprisingly free

    Anna Talamasca · September 5
  • Jenny L.

    A big museum that is crowd with people. Come here early. Also it's free!

    Jenny Law · September 4
  • Cathy A.

    Make sure you visit the museum quite early as you want to have enough time to explore the museum before the 5 o'clock shut!

    Cathy Afonso · September 1
  • Jack D.

    A must visit museum for any London tourist

    Jack Daedr · August 31
  • Isaac R.

    It is not one of the main highlights, but the double headed Aztec serpent is marvelous. Come and see for yourself.

    Isaac R. · August 30
  • Elliott B.

    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.

    Elliott Brown · August 26
  • Elizabeth

    It's free and there is so much to see. The highlights include the Parthenon, Cleopatra and a Moai. We spent most of an afternoon in here even with the kids.

    Elizabeth · August 21
  • Ziqi L.

    of course it is the largest musem in the UK

    Ziqi Liu · August 18
  • Clara W.

    check out the famous Rosetta Stone and many other amazing artifacts the British stole or otherwise acquired in their many years of colonizing other countries.

    Clara Wu · August 13
  • Alvyn L.

    A place you must visit in London especially the Egypt exhibition to see those mummies

    Alvyn Lee · August 11
  • Marie R.

    2days for visit all but very interesting. Take an audioguide, if you don't want miss a masterpiece!

    Marie Rynkowski · August 4
  • Bea M.

    Huge, with so many artifacts to see, 2 hours visit at the very least.

    Bea Matti · August 3
  • Aybige C.

    There are lots of cultural, religional, historical things you can see...

    Aybige Cantürk · July 28
  • викт👁рия

    It is really incredible here!

  • Gagan S.

    Free WiFi, great history, culture

    Gagan Singh · July 21
  • Armein H.

    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

    Armein Hazet · July 21
  • Ana M.

    The ground floor is very crowded, but in the ones above there are also fantastic archeological treasures

  • Tiviet N.

    Free admission. You could spend days in here. Pro tip: Take the Elevetor to the top floor and go down from there to save energy.

    Tiviet Nguyen · July 19
  • Gloverboy

    London's most visited tourist attraction. And for good reason.

    Gloverboy · July 17
  • Cesar

    Very good museum

    Cesar · July 14
  • Lights Camera Dani

    The British museum is just ok in my opinion, and the cafe/restaurant is a bit overpriced! At least entry to the museum itself is free.


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