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The British Museum

557 locals recommend
Why locals recommend it
The British Museum, where I work, is hardly unknown, but there are so many unusual objects, and it is truly exceptional. And with over 8 million works relating to history, art, and culture, there are plenty of surprises. Visit the Clocks and Watches gallery on the hour, and you’ll hear an unusual array of bongs, tings, and tunes. The silver-gilt huntsman automaton in the Waddesdon Bequest gallery is one of the most unusual items. This 17th century drinking game was propelled around a table by a clockwork mechanism with a removable head to drink from. Look out for secret doors in the beautiful and fascinating Enlightenment gallery.
Lucy
Lucy
Lives in London
Location
England, WC1B 3DG
Phone+44 20 7323 8299
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi
Yes
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Tips from locals

Adriana
Adriana
July 12, 2019
Another London museum jewel
Jackie
Jackie
July 01, 2019
Perfect trip for the family on a sunny day, opens until late and only ten minute walk from the Airbnb . Lots of history to learn and engaging for children with activities always running .
Fikret
Fikret
May 23, 2019
Displaying one of the world's finest collections of antiquities, the British Museum contains more than 13 million artifacts from the ancient world. With priceless objects from Assyria, Babylonia, China, Europe, and elsewhere, it's hard to know where to begin. But most tourists head first for the…
Lennie
Lennie
May 20, 2019
Incredible Museum of priceless antiquities. Make sure you check out the Egyptian rooms!
Marcus And Jo
Marcus And Jo
May 19, 2019
This is our favourite museum in London, home of the rosetta stone, the Elgin marbles and a great Egyptian collection. The roof is a wonder, very similar to the new roof at Kings Cross railway station.