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
14th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
15th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
16th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
17th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
18th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
19th Jul
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
20th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 

Next Week

Sun
21st Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Mon
22nd Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Tues
23rd Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Wed
24th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Thur
25th Jul
10:00am - 5:30pm
 
Fri
26th Jul
10:00am - 8:30pm
 
Sat
27th Jul
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.
(Ending Soon! Sun, 21st Jul)
£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)
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.
(Ending Soon! Thu, 18th Jul)
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)

Forthcoming events at The British Museum

Curator Olenka Horbatsch offers an insight into the work of Rembrandt - one of the world's most renowned artists - by looking at his lesser-known works on paper and in print
 Monday, 29th Jul: Starts at 12am
 
2019-07-29
2019-07-29
Join world-renowned Leonardo da Vinci expert, Martin Kemp, for a discussion of his 50-year relationship with the work of the most famous artist of all time.
 Monday, 12th Aug: Starts at 12am
 
2019-08-12
2019-08-12
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
Sebastian Whitestone will seek to derive this evidence and resolve the contradictions to an audience where questions will be encouraged.
 Thursday, 28th Nov: Starts at 12am
 
2019-11-28
2019-11-28

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. 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