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When I saw images of the mesmerizing ceiling of the British Museum, I knew I had to visit if for no other reason. I was thrilled to learn that admission is completely free! (perfect for the budget traveler!)

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Aside from breathtaking architecture, the exhibits therein can suck hours from your day (in a good way!). We wandered the vast halls of exhibits, marveling at Japanese armor, African artifacts, and Egyptian mummies. We even stepped through time as we took a physical tour through the history of clocks and watches (and I attempted to thoroughly analyze the workings of each – side effect of being an engineer!).

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Unfortunately, we didn’t realize it closed so early. After only about half an hour of entering, we were quickly ushered out. We were disappointed we couldn’t see more (and we might have moved a bit faster had we known time was so short). But as long as it remains free to enter, we’ll certainly return the next time we’re in town!

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2 thoughts

  1. When I was there with my daughter Makena, we spent nearly half a day there. The Rossette stone was a dream of mine to see and all the Egyptian items. Alan, my husband, was off on a Beatles tour. I will too return my next trip to London and devote a full day. There are several other museums I want to see – Victoria and Albert, the London Museum, The Jewish Museum, Ben Franklin – so many I want to visit and most are FREE!

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