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Visiting the British Museum in London is free. It's one of the greatest museums in the world!
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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

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.

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Opening Times

Open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. Open late on Fridays until 8.30pm

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


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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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