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History Museum

The British Museum

560 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
Location
England, WC1B 3DG
Phone+44 20 7323 8299
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi
Yes
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Tips from locals

Andrea
Andrea
August 12, 2019
A must visit. Take the tube direct from Gloucester Road. Piccadilly Line to Russell Square Station and from there it is a 6 min walk.
Maria
Maria
July 26, 2019
Explore this magnificent museum and its surroundings by walking from London St Pancras station, travelling on the thameslink train from Hendon station (14 minutes journey) to St Pancras.
Adriana
Adriana
July 12, 2019
Another London museum jewel