The British Museum
Open Hours:Sa-W 10a-5:30p,Th-F 10a-8:30p
Phone:+44 (0) 20 7323 8299
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Member Reviews (206)
- The British MuseumMember ofFamily TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jun 21, 2013
This is not a museum about Britain! The British Museum is one of the most spectacular museums of global cultural treasures in all of Europe. It houses famous items Britain plundered during days of empire from all over the world, including the Rosetta Stone, scores of Egyptian mummies (yes real ones in golden coffins), whole Babylonian temples, the marble work stripped from the Acropolis - all in a beautiful, modern building with soaring ceilings.
A must see!
- The British MuseumMember ofFamily TravelersJul 04, 2012
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.
- The British MuseumMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jul 12, 2012
The British Museum has a great collection of artifacts from around the Empire, dating back to when there was such a thing in England. I particularly enjoyed the Chinese Empire's artifacts (back when China had such a thing) stolen in exchange for Opium (only half kidding here) as was the case in a lot of England's Empire days and when it support of commercial operations and plundering by the British East India Trading Company in China, India and other parts of the world.
Actually, they have a replica of the Rosetta Stone in the museum (not the audio tapes to learn languages, but the stone itself!) and it is for you to touch and feel with your grubby little tourist hands, because the actual Rosetta Stone is a priceless piece of humanity hidden away from those aforementioned hands of yours, and the millions of others that tromp through the museum.
The best part of this museum when I visited was the entry fee, It was free! Not sure with the economic situation as it is and the Eurozone's faltering if that is still true, because after all, the Queen still needs her stipend, too.
- The British MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 27, 2014
If you haven't been for awhile, you'll note that the Rosetta Stone is no longer through the gift shop on the left, then a short distance to the right, behind only some shin-high bars where you could stuff it into your knapsack and walk right out with it. It's now much farther to the right, and behind protective glass.
But don't worry, small replicas still sold at the aforementioned gift shop.
- The British MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 13, 2014
Arguably the world's single greatest museum. Don't miss the Assyrian reliefs, the Rosetta stone, the Elgin marbles, the Lewis Chessmen, etc. If you can read without moving your lips, you owe it to yourself to spend an afternoon here. And if you can't, ask your parents to take you here.
- The British MuseumMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersDec 03, 2013
Free, yes this great museum does not charge. The location is easy to get to and the exhibits are top-notch. You can spend an entire day here or just go in to see the highlights. The ancient Egyptian area is especially interesting.
- The British MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Nov 11, 2013
Most of the Parthenon was literally carted over to England and set up in a giant room here. One of Britain's most famous museum, the Rosetta Stone is another marvel displayed here. The photo ops are amazing, and, since it's free, you can't go wrong just stopping in for a quick look at, oh, most of ancient Greece.
- The British MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Dec 30, 2012
One of the most amazing museums to visit. Free of charge and defintely one of the places to take yourself and your kids. Enormous exhibits of artifacts from all over the world and of course, mummies
- The British MuseumSep 17, 2012
If you only have a few hours to spend in London, this is the place to go. It is probably the best museum of its kind I've ever been to. Always great with kids. You always find something new to do or see. The shops are fantastic. The public conveniences state of the art, which is important if you go with kids. A must.