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British Museum Free

Visit the world-famous British Museum and explore human history, art and culture from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world.


Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Visitors 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 5.8 million visitors per year.

There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket FREE
Family Ticket FREE
Senior Ticket FREE
Adult Ticket FREE

Entrance to the museum is free, but entry to the museum's galleries and exhibitions currently requires a pre-booked timed ticket.

A donation of £5 is recommended.

There are admission fees for special exhibitions and some events – book online now to avoid missing out.

Opening Times

Open daily 10:00 - 17:00. 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: Russell Square/ Tott Court Rd

Facilities & Accessibility


For comprehensive accessibility information on this venue please click here

Access Inside Building Facilities
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
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
Catering Facilities
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
In house AV available
Raked or tiered seating offered
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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