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British Museum

534 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The British Museum, where I work, is hardly unknown, but there are so many unusual objects, and it is truly exceptional. And with over 8 million works relating to history, art, and culture, there are plenty of surprises. Visit the Clocks and Watches gallery on the hour, and you’ll hear an unusual array of bongs, tings, and tunes. The silver-gilt huntsman automaton in the Waddesdon Bequest gallery is one of the most unusual items. This 17th century drinking game was propelled around a table by a clockwork mechanism with a removable head to drink from. Look out for secret doors in the beautiful and fascinating Enlightenment gallery.
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November 29, 2019
Free entry 😊 Human, history, art and culture, late opening too on Friday's.
December 28, 2019
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, Egyptian mummies, priceless objects from China.
October 20, 2019
Large museum with free entry.
December 8, 2015
No need to comment - breathtaking.
October 17, 2019
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the…
December 4, 2019
One of the world’s best museums has a kid-friendly attitude and fun children’s audio tours. The Rosetta Stone, the Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles, and the Egyptian mummies are some of the jaw-dropping exhibits. Get activity trails and activity backpacks (weekends and holidays only) from the family center…
November 27, 2019
One of the worlds best collections including the Rosetta Stone. Free entry with paid exhibitions which vary in quality. Very crowded at main entrance. There is a smaller, faster entrance at the back of the museum.
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Raquel & Lui
August 4, 2019
British Museum FREE Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone,…
November 30, 2019
Great collection of antiquities

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England, WC1B 3DG
Phone+44 20 7323 8299
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:30 PM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
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