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531 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The British Museum, where I work, is hardly unknown, but there are so many unusual objects, and it is truly exceptional. And with over 8 million works relating to history, art, and culture, there are plenty of surprises. Visit the Clocks and Watches gallery on the hour, and you’ll hear an unusual array of bongs, tings, and tunes. The silver-gilt huntsman automaton in the Waddesdon Bequest gallery is one of the most unusual items. This 17th century drinking game was propelled around a table by a clockwork mechanism with a removable head to drink from. Look out for secret doors in the beautiful and fascinating Enlightenment gallery.
Lucy
Lucy
Lives in London

Tips from locals

About The Stay With Jenny
About The Stay With Jenny
March 15, 2020
One of London's must see attractions.
Christina
Christina
March 11, 2020
Home to the Rosetta Stone, this is the largest museum in London and a must see. It can definitely fill up a whole day, so plan ahead
Guenter
Guenter
March 2, 2020
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the…
Roberto
Roberto
February 29, 2020
The British Museum is one of the best known museums in the city and what’s more its free! If you or your fellow travellers have a distinct interest in world and human history then the British Museum is the one for you. Here you can find permanent exhibits ranging up to 8 million works. With a focus…
Philippa
Philippa
October 20, 2019
Large museum with free entry.
Friederike
Friederike
December 8, 2015
No need to comment - breathtaking.
Bud
Bud
October 17, 2019
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the…
Iri
Iri
May 16, 2020
great day out, lots to see Free entry, must visit
Raquel & Lui
Raquel & Lui
August 4, 2019
British Museum FREE Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone,…

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Location
England, WC1B 3DG
Phone+44 20 7323 8299
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wifi
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