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British Museum

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National Gallery

British Museum and National Gallery are both rated highly by expert reviewers. Overall, British Museum ranks marginally higher than National Gallery. British Museum scores 94 with approval from 9 reviewers like Fodor's, Frommer's and concierge.com.

British Museum and National Gallery are both rated highly by expert reviewers. Overall, British Museum ranks marginally higher than National Gallery. British Museum scores 94 with approval from 9 reviewers like Fodor's, Frommer's and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in London
location

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 55

    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 →

  • 14

    Concierge

    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.

  • 6

    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 →

  • 1

    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 →

  • 2

    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 →

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95
#3 in London

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

  • 9 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The National Gallery in London holds art works of the masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and Rembrandt. Most importantly, entry is free! Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    Up there with your Louvres and Uffizis, this huge gallery takes you through the history of Western European painting from 1250 to 1900.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Standing proudly on the north side of Trafalgar Square, this is truly one of the world's supreme art collections, with more than 2,300 masterpieces on show. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    For the sheer skill of its display and arrangement, the National surpasses its counterparts. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    With some 2300 European paintings on display, this is one of the richest art galleries in the world. Full Review →

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