British Museum Free


Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court.

World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year. In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Senior Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

Entrance to the Museum is free. A donation of £5 is recommended. There are admission charges for special exhibitions and some events - book online now to avoid missing out.

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Opening Times:

Open daily 10.00-17.30. Open late on Fridays until 20.30.

Venue Details & Map

British Museum

British Museum
Great Russell Street
+44 (0)20 7323 8000
Public transport:
Tube: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Access Inside Building Facilities
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Attraction Facilities
Catering Facilities
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Breakout Rooms
Raked or tiered seating offered
Payment Facilities
Free entry

For comprehensive independently assessed accessible information for British Museum, please see the DisabledGo website

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 744 reviews

Top 5 reviews of British Museum

5.0 out of 5 23 July 2016
by Annemarie K.

You could spend days here trying to get all of the sights in! This museum is huge, and a must stop on your visit to England. The major sites located here are the Rosetta Stone and pieces from the Parthenon. The museum opens at 9 AM, but you cannot go into see the exhibits until 10 AM. Most of the museum is free to see, but there are paid exhibits. We did go to the underwater exhibit which was...more

3.0 out of 5 22 July 2016
by Kristen C.

One of the best and most concise museums in the world means massive crowds, tourists, busloads of school trips and lots of screaming kids.

There is no denying the impressive collections housed in the British Museum. The world's history is artfully displayed, while temporary exhibitions give us new eyes on cultures around the world. Yet it is so very hard to appreciate it with the crush of...more

5.0 out of 5 27 June 2016
by Scott S.

We only had a few hours and luckily they have a guide on the top 10 things to see in a an hour. We saw most of them (Rosetta stone a must) and deviated a little. I wish I had a week just to explore this museum.more

5.0 out of 5 15 June 2016
by Stephanie D.

This is the best museum I've been to (far beating NYC's and that's saying something). Not only does this museum have MULTIPLE artifacts from every nation and continent going back thousands of years, the setup for these artifacts is amazing and artistic in of itself.

The gift shop here is also one of my favorites. You can get many affordable souvenirs for your family and friends since they...more

5.0 out of 5 5 June 2016
by Jana J.

Visiting "The British Museum" is always a treat as there is sooo much to discover. I've visited it many times and still feel like I haven't seen everything yet.

I would like to recommend their clocks and watches collection to everyone:

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