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Great Russell Street | London WC1B 3DG | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 5.0 (4.9)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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One of London's top free attractions, the British Museum is both an architectural beauty and a trove of some of the world's most noted antiquities. From the Rosetta Stone to the Elgin Marbles to the Lindow "Bog Man," the British Museum is a history buff's treasure trove. The immense collection can make an initial museum visit seem overwhelming: Pick the exhibits that most interest you, and plan return trips. If you can, some suggest stopping in for a coffee or quick bite at the atmospheric Court Restaurant.

Recent travelers are impressed with the British Museum; some saying it is the best museum they've ever toured. If you're not an antiquities enthusiast, you might not want to spend all day here, but visitors say it's still worth even a brief look around. As one TripAdvisor user puts it: "This is a museum for people of all ages. From the Egyptian exhibit, to the urns of Greece there is something here for everyone to enjoy." Visit the museum Saturday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Fridays until 8:30 p.m. Though admission is free, donations are highly encouraged. The British Museum is accessible from the Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, and Russell Square Tube stops.

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