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

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

Next Week

Sun
2nd Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
3rd Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
4th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
5th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
6th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
7th Feb
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
8th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

 

Exhibitions Open Now

Free  
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany.
(Open 3rd Oct 2019 to 29th Mar 2020)
2019-10-03
2020-03-29
The British Museum
LondonWC1B 3DG
Free  
This small display considers the historical creation of single-use and repurposed objects and presents an artistic response to plastic waste washing up in Pacific islands.
(Open 27th Dec 2019 to 23rd Feb 2020)
2019-12-27
2020-02-23
The British Museum
LondonWC1B 3DG
£14  
Charting the history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries.
(Ending Soon! Sun, 26th Jan)
2019-10-10
2020-01-26
The British Museum
LondonWC1B 3DG
£22  
From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition.
(Open 26th Aug 2019 to 5th Mar 2020)
2019-08-26
2020-03-05
The British Museum
LondonWC1B 3DG

Forthcoming events at The British Museum

Join classicists Bettany Hughes, Natalie Haynes, Edith Hall as well as mythologist Seema Anand, as they uncover the great heroines of the classical world and the historical forces that shaped them.
 Friday, 6th Mar: Starts at 12am
 
2020-03-06
2020-03-06

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