Great Russell Street
+44 20-7323-8299 (Intl)
The British Museum opened on January 15, 1759. It was the first national public museum in the world. Today, it's one of London's most popular museums, drawing upwards of six million visitors a year.
One of the world's largest and
most interesting museums, it houses over eight million objects spanning the history of the world's cultures — including Egyptian Mummies. There's so much to see here, so plan on spending most of the day — it makes a fun and educational day out with your family.
Free Gallery Tours
The Museum also offers a range of Free Gallery Tours (30-40 minutes), plus daily
Current Exhibits and Special Events
Open daily 10am-5:30pm
Galleries and displays are open late on Fridays (except Good Friday)
Closed on New Year's Day and December 24-26
Tickets & Passes
Museum Restaurant & Cafés
The Great Court Restaurant,
located on the upper floor, has a spectacular glass-and-steel roof.
Open daily for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
The Museum also features
The British Museum's restaurant
Great Court is available for Corporate VIP Parties and Special
Group Tours and
Foreign Language Tours
Tours for Groups of 10+ people and Foreign Language Tours are also
Museum Gift Shop
The Museum's Gift Shop offers a variety of British souvenir gifts.
Nearest Underground Stations
Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, Holborn and Russell Square.
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