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No. 13 British Museum, London

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Annual Visitors: 5,842,138

A perennial favorite with free admission, the British Museum attracted 270,000 more visitors last year than in 2009. There are 2.5 miles of galleries and 7 million objects, so reserve plenty of time to navigate past the crush of visitors for blockbuster attractions like the Rosetta Stone and the controversial Elgin Marbles. britishmuseum.org —Lyndsey Matthews

Source: The Art Newspaper

Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

No. 13 British Museum, London

Annual Visitors: 5,842,138

A perennial favorite with free admission, the British Museum attracted 270,000 more visitors last year than in 2009. There are 2.5 miles of galleries and 7 million objects, so reserve plenty of time to navigate past the crush of visitors for blockbuster attractions like the Rosetta Stone and the controversial Elgin Marbles. britishmuseum.org —Lyndsey Matthews

Source: The Art Newspaper

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Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

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