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The British Museum

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The British Museum is one the best museums near London located Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK.
The international phone number of this museum is +44 20 7323 8299


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One of the most amazing museums I have been to! They have so many incredible treasures - the Rosetta Stone, ancient Egyptian statues & mummies, Assyrian sculpture, the Parthenon friezes, and tons of other stuff we didn't have time to see. You can spend days there and not see it all. But there is a helpful 1-hour and 3-hour tour of the highlights on the museum's website that ends up being like a treasure hunt that takes you through most of the rooms. There's also an activity for children and families to do together. And it's all free! Incredible.

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Great collection, impressive building. Take your own water; £1.90 for a small bottle.. We visited on a fairly cold day in late Feb. Some rooms were too hot but it might have been the crowds and the stairs. If you want to see the Mummies I'd recommend a quieter time of day, not enough room between display cabinets at peak crowd times. Our little girl loved it, but she's a history geek.

2018/03/12, jon humphrey

This is the greatest museum I've ever visited. They literally have stuff from as long as 8000 years back, from the first stone tools to more complex tools to clothing to agriculture and eventually to the last century and modern day examples. They have it all! There's about 3 floors there, 2 floors alone will take you 7 hours or so, easily. When I visited here, the museum closed because I can see the rest of it, and I was already there for 4 and a half hours. It's crazy how huge the place is. Maybe small kids won't appreciate the place, they might not understand, but they'll definitely be in awe at the size of those of those things and statutes and relics in the museum. They have multiple cafeterias which close at about 5:30 or sooner. Words can't describe how amazing my visit was. I would recommend absolutely everyone to visit, even those who aren't that into history and relics, it's worth a try.

2018/03/20, Jayant Bhawal

The best of the best. First came here in my teens and have been dropping-in ever since. All of humanity is here - history, culture, and treasure. Free but donations are encouraged. Far too big to take in all at once. Choose your interest or simply wander from section to section. Access is easy. You are allowed to take pictures.

2018/03/03, roland j. ruttledge local guide

Amazing collections and plenty to see at the British Museum. Thousands of items, all worthy of attention. Find artefacts from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece right through the Middle Ages and to the modern day. Take a tour (both free and paid) or enjoy the restaurant upstairs. The building's marble and stone work is stunning. You're within walking distance of London's top dining and bars too, so plan a big day out.

2018/03/18, Beavdog 83

Working hours

Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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