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 743 reviews

Top 5 reviews of British Museum

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:

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

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