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
19th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
20th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
21st May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
22nd May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
23rd May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
24th May
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
25th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

Next Week

Sun
26th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
27th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
28th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
29th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
30th May
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
31st May
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
1st Jun
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

 

Exhibitions Open Now

£17  
Discover 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 for 45 years.
(Open 11th Apr 2019 to 21st Jul 2019)
Free  
Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control.
(Ending Soon! Mon, 27th May)
Free  
This exhibition looks at how modern board games, educational toys, gambling and role-playing games reflect, inform and shape our understanding of economics and money.
(Open 18th Apr 2019 to 29th Sep 2019)
Free  
Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper.
(Open 21st Apr 2019 to 4th Aug 2019)
Free  
From the languid morphine addicts depicted by Albert Besnard to the disturbing smiling spider in the lithograph by Odilon Redon, all of the prints on display come from the British Museum’s rich collection of graphic work.
(Open 12th Apr 2019 to 18th Jul 2019)
Free  
In this, the first major museum display of artists’ postcards, discover both the politics and playfulness of this unique collection of 300 postcards.
(Open 21st Apr 2019 to 4th Aug 2019)

 

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

Acclaimed manga artist Takahashi Yōichi, creator of the football-themed sensation Captain Tsubasa and exhibition curator Nicole Rousmaniere discuss the global impact Takahashi's artwork has had over the past four decades.
 Friday, 24th May: Starts at 12am
 
2019-05-24
2019-05-24
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
Curator Peter Higgs will discuss how ancient Greek buildings and sculptures were assembled - and how they were destroyed.
 Monday, 10th Jun: Starts at 12am
 
2019-06-10
2019-06-10
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, 17th Jun: Starts at 12am
 
2019-06-17
2019-06-17
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
The event includes free drop-in manga drawing workshops facilitated by award-winning manga artist Kutsuwada Chie, a cosplay 'COSParade' presented by HYPER JAPAN, live music performances by Ichikawa Hibiki and DJ Takaki, sake tasting, as well as a very special manga-inspired fashion presentation.
 Friday, 5th Jul: Starts at 12am
 
2019-07-05
2019-07-05
An evening lecture by Olenka Horbatsch, curator of Rembrandt: thinking on paper.
 Friday, 12th Jul: Starts at 12am
 
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
A talk about the ongoing works at Amarna, the ‘House of the Aten’ the centre of Akhenaten's cult of the sun
 Thursday, 19th Sep: Starts at 12am
 
2019-09-19
2019-09-19

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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