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.


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

12th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
13th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
14th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
15th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
16th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
17th Aug
10:00am - 8:30pm
18th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm

Next Week

19th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
20th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
21st Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
22nd Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
23rd Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm
24th Aug
10:00am - 8:30pm
25th Aug
10:00am - 5:30pm


Exhibitions Open Now

This display explains the project, and showcases highlights of its work across the country so far.
(Open 1st Jul 2018 to 30th Sep 2018)


Exhibitions Opening Soon

History, as somebody wise once said, is just one damned thing after another. But is it really? Who decides what is ‘history’?
(Open 6th Sep 2018 to 20th Jan 2019)
This major exhibition tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans.
(Open 8th Nov 2018 to 24th Feb 2019)


Forthcoming Events at The British Museum

£12   (Friday, 24th Aug)
Explore the British Museum's treasures and learn more about your Membership benefits with an illuminating 90-minute tour
Friday, 24th Aug

£5   (Friday, 7th Sep)
A screening of the film Steamboy directed by Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and director, Katsuhiro Ôtomo.
Friday, 7th Sep

Members can book to visit the exhibition I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent after normal opening hours
Monday, 10th Sep

Broadcaster and Art Historian Janina Ramirez joins Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye and co-curator of the Citi exhibition I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent.
Friday, 14th Sep

"Wow, this is so inspiring, count us in!" CEO - Sing Up "DO THIS - sign up to sing with One Day One Choir" - The Mayor of London's Culture Advice "I have to admit, a 'ch
Friday, 21st Sep

£15   (Monday, 24th Sep)
Until now, the story of Africans who lived and died in 16th-century England has remained untold.
Monday, 24th Sep

Murose Kazumi is one of the most esteemed urushi (lacquer) artists currently practicing in Japan
Friday, 28th Sep

We are living through a time of huge expansion and growth in the global significance of Asia where, in the last quarter of a century, China, Japan and India have risen to become three of the top econo
Friday, 5th Oct

£3   (Friday, 12th Oct)
Exit Through the Gift Shop is the groundbreaking film from Banksy, the world's most famous graffiti artist – a global phenomenon with a fiercely guarded anonymity.
Friday, 12th Oct

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