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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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Beautiful building, a huge collection and (apart from the mummies!) a good amount of space to view the exhibits without feeling crowded. It was very busy on a Sunday afternoon, but it felt much less manic than the natural history museum (also very enjoyable). There is more information than you can possibly take in during a single visit, so check the map and plan a rough route through before you start to tailor the visit to your interests. The cafe in the main hall sells expensive but pretty good cakes - they all looked well made.

5.0/ 5stars

More reviews about The British Museum

Undoubtedly one of the most justified popular places to visit in London, a visit will grace you with a seemingly endless collection of artifacts from different eras and locations, ranging from the more popular Egyptian, Greek and Roman collections to the less well known Middle-East and Asian collections, with little to no barriers standing between you and said items on quite a few of them. For someone who enjoys human history, this museum is an endless parade of food for your interest. Should you be interested in other kinds of food,you will find more than enough alternatives for your tastes, be them wanting a quick snack, enjoying sandwiches, craving a full restaurant meal or tasting a nice pizza. Alongside these, one will find, as expected, museum shops providing for traditional souvenirs. This museum is a great treat and well worth the visit. Ironically, it is its popularity and appeal that edges it away from that 5th star as the volume of people that is in attendance can make most of the visit a struggle to enjoy, be it because it makes it hard to view exhibits, navigate the museum's rooms or even just going to the toilet (expect queues and blocked toilets due to the volume of usage). My recommendation? If you have an option to do so, visit it during off-peak times to get the full 5 star worth.

2017/11/18, Antonio Russo

Lovely museum that is free of charge. Please give a donation when you attend so that such a great place can continue to be free to the public. I could spend hours in the Kings Library because it was so fascinating. Be prepared to spend a long time there as there is so much to see.

2017/11/09, Annarose Peterson

The amount of history stored in one enourmous building is mind blowing!! Study up or bring a time line of world history when you come...as you go through each room of treasures mark your time line and take pictures. When you're finished combine the two and you have an amazing souvenir of your visit. There is a cafe here and free toilets, so you can make a day of it. The gift shop is full of all sorts of unique and amazing treasures with the nicest multi-lingual cashiers.

2017/11/14, Laura Anderson

Ideally, I'd give it a 4.6. Huge, well curated museum. Has TONS of stuff from all around the world and all across time, including the Rosetta stone. Must see if you're in London. The ONLY reason i don't give it a five star review is the cost. Everything in London is expensive (it's an alpha++ global city after all) but, in addition to the cost, there are donating bins EVERYWHERE, to the point of almost being bothersome. Kind of took away from it. Also, very crowded, even on weekdays, but that's to be expected as well. But it's genuinely gorgeous, and the only museum i can think of that remotely rivals it is the Smithsonian... and I'd say the British is probably more extensive.

2017/10/06, Richard passarella

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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