The British Museum


About the The British Museum

One of the UK's main national museums, although despite it's name, it focuses mostly on other countries.

Has an impressive collection from Egypt, Greece, Roman remains and a host of other item specific collections such as the clocks or money galleries.

Most of the galleries lead off a huge central courtyard which is under glass.

The museum is free to visit, although the major temporary exhibitions often have to be paid for.

You can easily spend a day there.

Address

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

Admission Charges

Entry is FREE

Link to The British Museum's website

The British Museum Opening Hours

This Week

Sun
20th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
21st May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
22nd May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
23rd May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
24th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
25th May
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
26th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

Next Week

Sun
27th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
28th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
29th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
30th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
31st May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
1st Jun
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
2nd Jun
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

 

Forthcoming Events at The British Museum

A panel of experts will explore the cultural backgrounds behind some of our ‘pleasant vices’ – alcohol, sugar, chocolate, caffeine and aphrodisiacs – in relation to the British Museum’s collection and beyond.
Friday, 25th May

£3   (Friday, 1st Jun)
This acclaimed satirical comedy film starring Tony Hancock, George Sanders and Paul Massie tells the story of a downtrodden London office clerk who gives up his job to pursue his dream of being an art
Friday, 1st Jun

Free   (Friday, 8th Jun)
Relax at the bar with friends and enjoy an evening of free, drop in performances, workshops, music and talks responding to the theme of how ancient art can inspire the creation of the new
Friday, 8th Jun

Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch The birth of ‘modern art’ over 150 years ago was considered revolutionary at the time, but it was largely inspired by objects of traditional and anci
Friday, 8th Jun

Acclaimed travel writer and broadcaster Michael Palin discusses what makes for evocative television and great travel writing
Friday, 15th Jun

At this special grand gathering, enjoy the tranquillity of the Great Court after hours for an evening of live music, spirited discussion and mass meditation, which will explore the theme of what makes
Monday, 18th Jun

Experience the sublime sound of the critically acclaimed London Philharmonic Choir as they serenade you with a programme inspired by the Museum's collection in the iconic Great Court of the British Mu
Thursday, 21st Jun

Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch During Rodin’s late period he began collecting antique art, and he created strange, lumpy, sexualised figures, as a well as works derived from enlargem
Friday, 22nd Jun

Experience the sublime sound of the critically acclaimed London Philharmonic Choir as they serenade you with a programme inspired by the Museum's collection in the iconic Great Court of the British Mu
Saturday, 23rd Jun

£15   (Monday, 25th Jun)
Recent turmoil in much of the Near East and North Africa means that many of the most impressive sites in the Roman Empire can no longer be visited
Monday, 25th Jun

The nearest tube station to the The British Museum is Holborn


The British Museum Map


Nearby Venues

1. Cartoon Museum
2. Wiener Library
3. The Building Centre
4. Brunei Gallery, SOAS
5. Pollock's Toy Museum
6. The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
7. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
8. Sir John Soane's Museum
9. Novelty Automation
10. Grant Museum of Zoology
11. Foundling Museum
12. Charles Dickens Museum
13. Wellcome Collection
14. London Transport Museum
15. The Photographers' Gallery

16. Courtauld Institute of Art
17. Somerset House
18. National Portrait Gallery
19. Museum of Funeral History
20. The British Library
21. Twinings Museum
22. National Gallery
23. Anaesthesia Heritage Centre
24. Canada House Gallery
25. Benjamin Franklin House
26. Dr Johnson's House
27. British Council London
28. The Francis Crick Institute
29. Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
30. Mall Galleries