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Updated: 15/04/2011 10:21 | By Maria Soleil, contributor, MSN Travel
Time Out's top 10 London sights

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Open to "studious and curious Persons" since it was founded in 1753, this is one of the greatest museums in the world. You could spend days exploring its magnificent collections: highlights include the Parthenon Marbles and Rosetta Stone and the Egyptian mummies. Upstairs are the Lindow Man, preserved in a peat bog right down to the bristles of his red beard, and the Sutton Hoo treasure hoard.

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