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British Museum

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Natural History Museum

Both are rated highly by expert writers. On balance, British Museum is the choice of most reviewers compared to Natural History Museum. British Museum ranks #1 in London with endorsements from 12 reviewers such as Concierge, Travel + Leisure and Frommer's.

Both are rated highly by expert writers. On balance, British Museum is the choice of most reviewers compared to Natural History Museum. British Museum ranks #1 in London with endorsements from 12 reviewers such as Concierge, Travel + Leisure and Frommer's.

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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94
#4 in London

Natural History Museum Cromwell Rd London SW7 5BD

  • 11 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    On its own, the architecture of the Natural History Museum is enough of a reason to walk through its doors one afternoon Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    This is just one of the three huge galleries (all free) off Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the V&A.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The ornate terracotta facade of this enormous Victorian museum is strewn with relief panels depicting living creatures to the left of the entrance and extinct ones to the right. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    A soaring Romanesque structure that provides a suitably reverent setting for what is often described as a "cathedral of nature". Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This colossal building is infused with the irrepressible Victorian spirit of collecting, cataloguing and interpreting the natural world. Full Review →

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