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The British Museum, London

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See the development of human culture on every continent from prehistory to the present at The British Museum. The museum houses one of the largest collections of works in the world, some 8 million. You'll encounter many significant items here, including the Rosetta Stone, the Magna Carta, and the Parthenon Frieze. The museum is broken into various departments, each covering a specific place and time, such as ancient Egypt and Sudan, or a theme, such as coins and medals. The works cover a broad spectrum of styles, from ancient carvings, sculptures, stoneware, and gold metalwork to prints and drawings from famous Renaissance artists. You won't have time to cover all the museum's collections in a single visit, so you should choose subjects that interest you and focus on them. A map of the museum helps you navigate efficiently. Pick up a copy at an information point inside, or download a digital one to your smartphone or tablet ahead of time. If you're not sure which galleries to visit, you can join a highlights tour. Departing twice a day every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, these guided tours show you the museum's most important pieces. Book this tour online or at the information desk in the front court. If specific galleries interest you, try to catch one of the free daily Eye-Opener tours. Galleries host one of these 30- to 40-minute tours per day, giving you a deeper historical understanding of specific periods and regions. Arrange to visit The British Museum and other attractions in London using our London trip tool .
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  • We booked the Around the World in 90 Minute tour for the 2 pm time on a Sunday. I thought it'd be a rather small group but it ended up being 21 people. We were given headsets to wear that worked about...  more »
  • In time of our visit there was soo many people. I really do not like croud in museum. It is big soo I sugest you to take enough time for visit.  more »
  • Com treasures from around the world and throughout the ages, is a must visit. I could see the Rosetta Stone and amazed by human ingenuity
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  • World class museum. Fantastic building. Some of the best examples of antiquity anywhere in the world. You could spend a week here and still find more to see. You really should try to visit this place on an off peak day and time because it can get really busy.Do you need a guide in real life, interested in discounts ,travel, tickets, eating 2for1 offers hire me..
  • One of the best museums in the whole world. I do not recommend it if you do not have much time since it is huge and there are many things in each room. It is very worth visiting, a necessary place if you are in London. And it's free. There are many cultures and highlights the Egyptian. The souvenir shop is quite good, has a low price (well, it is high but compared to other museums the price is generally cheap).
  • Nice, free museum about most important cultures and time periods. They really have a lot of great pieces. This also makes it a large maze and if you want to see everything you'll be there most of the day. Tip: highlight the rooms you want to see in advance on the free map. This will save a lot of time and motivation. Thea & coffee corners are abundant and reasonably priced (for London).
  • This place was absolutely amazing!! The best museum I have ever been. Spent around 2 hours here, there are five floors. Free of entry but donations are encouraged. I have attached photos of some of the awesome stuff I seen. Carry a drink with you if you're going in case you get thirsty. Can of coke costs £2.20
  • As always a pleasure to visit this magnificent museum. Queues go past quite fast and its free to enter. Once inside you'll be greeted by the enormous open area that you obviously would have seen pictures of in advance. This is a place to spend many hours and our days even to soak it all in. Anything from Egyptian history to Japanese history can be found in enormous quantities. If you'd only have time to visit one museum in London during you trip ; this is it. It got a bit (a lot) of everything.
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