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The British Museum

4.7/51,865 Reviews
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10:00-17:30, extended to 20:30 on Friday. The Great Court is open from 9:00 to 18:00 on Friday . It will be closed on January 1 and December 24-26.
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
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About The British Museum

The British Museum is one of the three greatest museums in the world. It features a rich collection of rare works. The museum was the first to display the Rosetta Stone in its Egyptian Hall. The stone stele is inscribed with a decree in three different languages, and was the invaluable key to understanding language and culture in ancient Egypt. In addition, there are more than 23,000 Chinese relics housed here, the likes of which are rare even in Beijing’s Forbidden City or the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

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  • rei1140
    5.0

    Traffic strategy Subway Tottenham Court Road or Holborn Station. After leaving the station, it can be reached according to the guideline. The Rosetta Stone in Egypt and the Elgin Marbles in Greece must not be missed. The other things that must be punched out are as follows - "1, "Rosetta Stone", which ranks first on the recommendation list. It's in a striking position in the Egyptian Pavilion. It's not easy to miss the stone because it's important. 2. Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs - "reflects the power of ancient Assyrian kings to defeat nature. 3. The Parthenon sculptures - "the so-called Elgin Marble Sculptures" are the best 4. The Lewis Chessmen - "1150-1200 was made in Norway, and was found in Louis Island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Chess pieces are elaborately made from ivory and whale teeth. 5. Oxus Treasure, a group of Persian metal products unearthed in Takht-i Kuwad, Tajikistan, totals 170 pieces. Most of them are planned to be produced in the 5th to 4th centuries B.C., so they are on display in the Iranian Museum. 6. The Royal Game of Ur, a royal game in ancient Iraq. 7. Katebet Mummy - "Mummy most studied in the world. 8. Samurai armour 9, King of Ife, African masterpiece of the thirteenth century Nigerian art in its heyday.

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  • 黄少美
    5.0

    The British Museum, also known as the British Museum, is located in Russell Square north of New Oxford Street in London, England. Founded in 1753 and officially opened to the public on January 15, 1759, the museum is the world's oldest and most magnificent comprehensive museum and one of the world's four largest and most famous museums. Museums collect many cultural relics and treasures from all over the world and manuscripts of many great scientists. Museums around the world are rare for their rich and varied collections. The British Museum has more than 8 million collections. Due to space constraints, 99 [%] [2] of the collection could not be displayed in public. On August 10, 2018, the British Museum held a private ceremony to return eight items about 5,000 years ago to Iraqi Ambassador Saleh Hussein Ali.

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  • Tommy Mcbride
    5.0

    This is an incredible museum and must see when in London! It houses treasures from civilizations throughout history. Make sure you see the Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles, Egyptian mummies and mummy-cases, Tomb Chapel of Nebamun, Sutton Hoo treasure. These are some of the most famous items. Also this is a little known fact about the british museum: If you are lucky you can go into the private area and view items not available to the general public. You can set up an appointment or if you talk to the right people as I did the will take you back and you will be seated with a pair of white gloves and they will go get what you want to see. It is an amazing experience! I was able to hold original works of Rodin, Christopher Wren, Michelangelo etc. You can go to their website and search the entire collection to find what it is you want to see. I hope this helps!

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  • Babyccino Kids
    5.0

    The British Museum, founded in 1753, is dedicated to the history of the world’s different cultures. The collection includes a large and impressive section devoted to ancient Egypt, and it is here where you will find the famous Rosetta Stone, treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb, a piece of the Sphinx’s nose, impressive Eqyptian sculptures, and real mummies (which never cease to impress my kids!). We also love the Medieval Europe gallery and the section for Ancient Greece and Rome. The museum is absolutely stunning and certainly worth a visit. It’s also (rather surprisingly) very geared for families with a Children’s Multimedia guide, free activity backpacks and designated family trails. There’s also the Ford Centre for young visitors on the lower floor which has feeding and changing rooms for babies.

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  • GLSQ_****0413
    5.0

    Compared to the Louvre or the Hermitage, the British Museum seems more like a giant building with lots of historic stuff in it. While the vessel isn't as impressive, its contents are. From the Rosetta Stone to a room full of mummies, the collected works here are staggering. You can imagine why the host countries might want them back! The British Museum is free, making it a great budget spot for families. It's also one of the greatest museums in the world. A day is not enough to see and enjoy and learn everything. As for crowds, I went on a Saturday afternoon and it was busy but, let's just say as a standard for reference, I never had to wait to use the restrooms. On a Monday morning, this place is super relaxing.

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  • Trina D.
    5.0

    The British Museum contains all the spoils from the British Empire's occupation of territories beyond Britain. Almost everything displayed was from another culture or far away land. The Rosetta Stone is displayed here along with ancient Egyptian artifacts, Assyrian reliefs, Buddha statues, Cycladic sculptures, etc. Admission is free, but they do ask for a suggested donation, so give what you can to contribute to the upkeep of this extraordinary museum. I had 2 hours to spend in the museum and the place was crowded. Pick and choose what you want to see because it's hard to take in everything at once. It's a perfect place to visit if you want to get out of the rain.

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  • Becky Mahan
    5.0

    This enormous museum is home to some of the most fascinating exhibits I've seen in my museum trips around the world. It's 250 years old and filled with an expansive walk through human history - from the Greeks and Romans to the ancient Egyptians to the Middle East influence. I particularly liked the Egyptians exhibit - with real tombs and mummies. You can also see the Rosetta Stone and parts of the original Parthenon. The center "Great Court" is stunning, filled with ambient light and plenty of room to loiter, sip a cup of tea, or even curl up and read a book on one of the benches. You could easily spend all day here, and anthropologists will be in heaven.

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  • GLSQ_****0357
    5.0

    "Hey check it out, there's the Rosetta Stone"Seriously, how cool does that sound? The British Museum is gigantic and can be overwhelming. Kind of like Bob Costas's ego just not as interesting. But if you keep your focus and not try and see every exhibit you too can have an enjoyable outing. I have visited the museum on many occasions and it does seem as if they do a very good job at keeping the displays fresh and include something new each time. Admission is free, but there is a donation box right out front. I suggest you drop a few pounds just to ensure you end up in a good place after you leave this reality.

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  • Yellonero
    5.0

    Established in 1753 with the donation of 71,000 objects from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum quickly became one of London's top attractions. The collection found at the British Museum is enjoyed by millions each year. Because the museum is so large, many visitors take more than one day to explore. Not all of the more than 7 million artifacts are on display, but much of the collection constantly rotates so you'll see something new with each visit. Some of the museum's most famous attractions are the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, the Assyrian Collection, and the Egyptian Collection.

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  • Matthew Crompton
    5.0

    The British did a masterful job of robbing and plundering most of the world's ancient civilizations during their reign as a top colonial power. The hell of it is, a visit to the amazing collections of the British Museum will make you glad they did. Pick a gallery: Assyrian, Egyptian, Islamic, Meso-American, African, Oceanic or Greek: every one is filled with the most stunning examples of art and artifice from its respective civilization. The building itself is lovely and located in London's fashionable and historic Bloomsbury neighborhood; combining the museum and environs could easily occupy a whole day.

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