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

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Top 5 reviews of British Museum

5.0 out of 5 24 April 2016
by Monica T.

Free museum, go now!!!

Ok, for a free (or not free) museum, the British Museum is top notch!! We truly enjoyed our time here exploring and getting lost with all the collection of mummies, history of different continents etc... The place is organized, clean and just simply cool... We spent a good few hours in the museum wondering and learning. There were also groups of school kids here on...more

5.0 out of 5 6 April 2016
by Priya K.

What a beautiful museum this is, grand like structure from the outside, very enticing.... I go every year because its one of my favourites, dedicated to art, culture and human history. Its so mesmerising, and never gets old.

As you walk inside its breathtaking, the light that shines in from the top and immaculated in white is brillantly superb! The twining stairs which lead you into the...more

5.0 out of 5 3 April 2016
by Gloria C.

Wow. This is a must see!!!!

The Rosetta Stone itself is a wonderous sight. Even if that was all I got to see, it would have been worth it. Although the museum is called the British Museum, a big part of it is devoted to the mummies and Egyptian history which I thought was kind of funny. Since I wasn't expecting to learn about that while in Britain? But it was neat to see Cleopatra. She...more

5.0 out of 5 10 March 2016
by Larissa G.

So if you're in London, you absolutely 100% no question need to visit the British Museum. And honestly, I recommend giving yourself at least a full day to wander through it at a comfortable pace. Because this museum is HUGE. It has an enormous collection of artifacts and artwork that, combined, create exhibits that can span entire floors of the museum - and which highlight ancient and modern...more

4.0 out of 5 6 March 2016
by Rita L.

Super crowded museum! One of my favorite out of all the museums I've visited during my time in London. It reminds me of the MET in New York. The line goes out the door when we got there, but it doesn't take long to get in, maybe a 20-minute wait. They also check your bags when you go in. Admission is free so that's great. The Egyptian section is probably the most popular part since that's...more

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