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.


The British Museum,
Great Russell Street,

Admission Charges

Entry is FREE

Link to The British Museum's website

The British Museum Opening Hours

This Week

18th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
19th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
20th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
21st Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
22nd Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
23rd Feb
10:00am - 8:30pm
24th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm

Next Week

25th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
26th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
27th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
28th Feb
10:00am - 5:30pm
1st Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm
2nd Mar
10:00am - 8:30pm
3rd Mar
10:00am - 5:30pm


Exhibitions Open Now

This display looks at the changing roles of currency and exchange in communist states in the century since the 1917 Russian Revolution.
(Open 19th Oct 2017 to 18th Mar 2018)

This exhibition includes objects of belief from societies around the world and through time.
(Open 2nd Nov 2017 to 8th Apr 2018)


Forthcoming Events at The British Museum

Historian Peter H Wilson, University of Oxford, examines the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), Europe’s most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars in the 20th century.
Monday, 19th Feb

Wayne Modest, Tropenmuseum, Museum Volkenkunde and Africa Museum, Netherlands, responds to issues related to exhibiting experiences of empires, with reference to what he refers to as the 'materialisat
Friday, 9th Mar

In response to the Asahi Shimbun Display A revolutionary legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture, Haitian-born artist-anthropologist Gina Athena Ulysse methodologically rummages through the past and pr
Friday, 16th Mar

Founded by modern meditator and wellness warrior Michael James Wong, Just Breathe is on a mindful mission to create calm in London
Monday, 19th Mar

Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history.
Thursday, 22nd Mar

Sam Moorhead, British Museum, will outline Constantine’s rise to power and his adoption of the Christian faith, culminating in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in AD 312.
Friday, 23rd Mar

£15   (Monday, 26th Mar)
Curator Ian Jenkins will talk on the forthcoming exhibition Rodin and the art of ancient Greece.
Monday, 26th Mar

£5   (Friday, 6th Apr)
This panel discussion will look at the current state of the debate around the proposed Stonehenge tunnel
Friday, 6th Apr

£15   (Monday, 30th Apr)
Curator Julia Farley explores what life was like for the farmers and warriors who lived in these islands over 2,000 years ago.
Monday, 30th Apr

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. The British Library
20. Twinings Museum
21. National Gallery
22. Canada House Gallery
23. Benjamin Franklin House
24. Dr Johnson's House
25. British Council London
26. The Francis Crick Institute
27. Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
28. Mall Galleries
29. Royal College of Physicians Museum
30. Handel House Museum