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British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture located in the Bloomsbury area of London, England. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely collected during the era of the British Empire
Address:

Great Russell St,
London WC1B 3DG,
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7323 8299

Find cultural treasures, both ancient and modern, all under one roof. Highlights of the British Museum’s collection include Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and Parthenon sculptures.
Travel from Ancient Greece and Egypt, to Africa and China, or from Roman Britain to Medieval Europe in more than 60 free galleries centred around the magnificent Great Court.
Alongside the vast permanent collection, there are regular British Museum exhibitions focused on people, places, stories from the past and key themes for the present and future. Keep an eye out for exciting events based on the exhibitions.
Is the British Museum free?
The British Museum is free to enter and includes access to its permanent galleries. Special exhibitions usually require a fee. Although this attraction is free to visit, you must book a timed entry ticket in advance.
How can I book tickets to the British Museum?
Although the British Museum is free to enter, you must book a timed entry ticket in advance. Paid-for British Museum tickets are usually also required for key exhibitions.
Alternatively, book tickets for the paid-for guided tour to the British Museum with live commentary. The small-group tour takes in some of the highlights of the British Museum’s collection.
How long does it take to walk around the British Museum?
With so much to discover, you could spend a week walking around the British Museum and not see it all! If you’re short on time, join a guided tour to see the highlights in one go.
Or make a day of it by stopping between the galleries at some of the cafes and restaurants at the British Musuem, including afternoon tea at the Great Court Restaurant.
You can also pick up gifts, books and more at the ground floor Great Court Shop and Collections Shop.
Where is the British Museum?
The British Museum is in Bloomsbury, in central London. It’s a short walk from Covent Garden, Fitzrovia and Euston.
How to get to the British Museum
The British Museum is handily located close to four London Tube stations, with Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and Goodge Street all within eight minutes’ walk.
Various bus routes also run close to the museum, with route 14 stopping directly outside.
There are Santander Cycles docking stations within two minutes’ walk of the museum, on the corner of Great Russell Street and Montague Street. If you’re using your own bike, make use of the cycle racks at the main entrance.
The British Museum is open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

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