The British Museum - Opening hours, Address, Ticket Prices, What's On

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
17th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
18th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
19th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
20th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
21st Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
22nd Mar
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
23rd Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

Next Week

Sun
24th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
25th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
26th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
27th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
28th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
29th Mar
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
30th Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

 

Exhibitions Opening Soon

£19.50  
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.
(Open 23rd May 2019 to 26th Aug 2019)

Forthcoming events at The British Museum

As Brexit approaches it might be worth considering the two Roman emperors, Carausius and Allectus, who successfully ruled Britannia as an independent state from AD 286-96.
 Friday, 22nd Mar: Starts at 12am
 
2019-03-22
2019-03-22
Curator Giulia Bartrum talks about this pioneering, subversive artist as the British Museum lifts the veil on his life and works in the largest show of his prints in the UK to date.
 Monday, 25th Mar: Starts at 12am
 
2019-03-25
2019-03-25
Professor Ian Morris, Stanford University, offers some historical perspective to contemporary issues by reviewing the history of the British Isles, and the 8,000 years since rising sea levels physically separated the region from the European continent.
 Friday, 29th Mar: Starts at 12am
 
2019-03-29
2019-03-29
Curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere will show you the graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.
 Monday, 29th Apr: Starts at 12am
 
2019-04-29
2019-04-29
With broadcaster and art historian Dr Janina Ramirez, University of Oxford, we see Munch’s world famous composition The Scream in its various forms.
 Friday, 31st May: Starts at 12am
 
2019-05-31
2019-05-31
At this special event, a panel of experts explores the science claiming a correlation between art practice and mental wellbeing and asks, does mental angst create great art?
 Friday, 28th Jun: Starts at 12am
 
2019-06-28
2019-06-28
An evening lecture by Olenka Horbatsch, curator of Rembrandt: thinking on paper.
 Friday, 12th Jul: Starts at 12am
 
2019-07-12
2019-07-12

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