The British Museum - London
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 over 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 the Egyptian Statue of Ramessess II and The Rosetta Stone. There’s so much to see here in their 23+ galleries, so plan on spending most of the day. It makes a fun and educational day out with your family.
Free Guided Gallery Tours & Gallery Talks
The Museum also offers a range of Free 90-minute Guided Gallery Tours and 45-minute Gallery Talks with guest speakers and curators, plus daily Audio Tours.
The Great Court Restaurant, located on the upper floor, has a spectacular glass-and-steel roof. Open daily for lunch, afternoon tea (and dinner on Fridays). The museum also features several cafes.
Nearest Underground Stations
Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, Holborn and Russell Square.
The British Museum is located on Great Russell Street. Open daily 10am-5pm. Free admission. Check the museum’s website for more info on its galleries, special exhibitions and events.
Book British Museum and London Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips
Get a Skip-the-Line British Museum Guided Tour and enjoy priority access without waiting in long lines, especially during peak tourist season. Follow your guide on a tour of the museum’s highlights. See Egyptian mummies and ancient sculptures. Or book a Private Tour with your own art historian guide and have fun exploring this flagship London museum.