"British Museum" British Museum Tip by Dabs

British Museum, London: 318 reviews and 592 photos

by Dabs
  • - London
  • - London
  • Elgin Marbles - London
      Elgin Marbles
    by Dabs
  • - London
  • - London

Last visit June 2013

It's impossible to see all of the British Museum in a day and at some point during the day you'd probably be suffering from museum overload anyway. Fortunately it's free to visit every day so you can visit for a couple of hours at a time or if you are a frequent visitor to London, you can see a different part every time you visit London.

The museum guide has a list of highlights if your time is short and include the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian Room, the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens (a controversial exhibit due to ownership issues and don't seem to be referred to as the Elgin Marbles anymore) and the Lewis chessmen. If your time is short or you want to visit the highlights of the museum, you might consider taking the 90 minute highlight tour for an additional fee or picking up one of the audio tours.

There are free eye opener tours of specific galleries throughout the day, spotlight tours on Fridays and lunchtime gallery talks.

Address: Great Russell Street, WC1
Directions: Holborn tube
Phone: 0 20 7323 8299
Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 18, 2013
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  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    I tried to visit it this July, but the world and some more were there, so I gave up, especially since I couldn't see the colour of the floor.....so packed it was.

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