British Museum

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Afar Magazine

Checking out the famously preserved mummies at the world’s oldest public museum is on many London wish lists, but there’s much more to the British Museum than ancient Egypt Full review →



One of the single greatest museums in the world, the British Museum houses collections that date from the prehistoric to the modern—in sum, the works of mankind.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

Housed in one of Britain's architectural landmarks, the museum holds a collection of art and antiquities... spanning two million years of human history. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This celebrated treasure house, filled with plunder of incalculable value and beauty from around the globe, occupies an immense, imposing neoclassical building in the heart of Bloomsbury. Full review →


Frommer's 34

If the museum has one central, unifying theme, it's to provide an overview of the development of human culture, illustrated with items from all of the world's major civilizations. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The country's largest museum and one of the oldest and finest in the world, this famous museum boasts vast Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, European and Middle Eastern galleries. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

The British Museum is one of the most remarkable institutions of its kind and its collections encompass a vast span of historical civilisation. Full review →


National Geographic

Built around the 1857 Round Reading Room, "Norman Foster's Great Court is a wonderful contrast of old London with new. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Newly covered Great Court is architectural manna. Full review →


Time Out 69

One of the world's oldest museums, the British Museum is vast and its collections, only a fraction of which can be on public display at any one time, comprise millions of objects. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Founded in 1753, it covers more than two million years of history from every continent, including the first known image of Christ, the oldest man-made tools on earth, and the Rosetta Stone. Full review →

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