British Museum – London attractions

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court.

World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to 6 million visitors per year. In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent.

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Practical Information

Open daily 10.00-17.30. Open late on Fridays until 20.30.

The Museum is open daily except for 1 January and 24, 25, 26 December
Gallery opening times

Museum galleries are open daily 10.00–17.30, and most are open until 20.30 on Fridays. Closing starts from 17.20 (20.20 on Fridays).

Cafés and restaurant
Court Restaurant

Afternoon tea
Dinner, Fridays only

Court Cafés

Saturday – Thursday

Gallery Café



Daily eye-opener tours


30-40 minute tours

Throughout the day
Meet at the relevant gallery

11.00 Japan, Room 92
11.15 Roman Britain, Room 49
11.30 Ancient Greece, Room 17
11.45 Ancient Iraq, Room 56
12.00 Africa, Room 24
12.15 China, Room 33
12.30 Enlightenment Gallery, Room 1
12.45 South Asia, Room 33
13.00 Mexico, Room 27
14.00 Art of the Middle East, Room 34
14.15 World of Money, Room 68
14.30 Ancient Egypt, Room 64
14.45 Medieval Europe, Room 40
15.15 Ancient Rome, Room 70
15.45 Assyrian Reliefs, Room 6

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

British Museum is in Bloomsbury, Central London

For More Information: +44 (0)20 7323 8000


Entrance to the Museum is free. A donation of £5 is recommended. There are admission charges for special exhibitions and some events – book online now to avoid missing out.


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Access Inside Building Facilities
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Attraction Facilities
Catering Facilities
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Breakout Rooms
Raked or tiered seating offered
Payment Facilities
Free entry