The British Museum

Top 1% of attractions in London
9 / 10

14 expert reviews

“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.”

– Fodor's

"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."
"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
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
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
Condé Nast Traveler
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
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