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British Museum

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Science Museum

Both are recommended by those who travel for a living. Overall, British Museum scores slightly better than Science Museum. British Museum is ranked #2 in London with approval from 9 publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Time Out.

Both are recommended by those who travel for a living. Overall, British Museum scores slightly better than Science Museum. British Museum is ranked #2 in London with approval from 9 publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Time Out.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in London
location

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 11

    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 →

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93
#8 in London

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

  • 7 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Covering all aspects of science, technology, and medicine, the Science Museum is the star of the trio of museums on Exhibition Road (the others are the V&A and the Natural History Museum).

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This, one of the three great South Kensington museums, stands next to the Natural History Museum in a far plainer building. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The country's pre-eminent museum of science, this is one of the capital's great interactive experiences, filled with buttons to press, levers to pull, and experiments to absorb you. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    With seven floors of interactive and educational exhibits, this scientifically spellbinding museum will mesmerise adults and children alike, covering everything from early technology to space travel. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    This temple to the sciences - 5 floors covering 5ha in all - is remarkable for the richness of its collections, and for the methods it employs to engage visitors. Full Review →

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