The British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom

Admission to The British Museum is free of charge. Some exhibitions require an entrance fee, but most of the museum can be enjoyed without any fees.

The collection of the British Museum is, simply put, enormous. If you love history, if you want to learn about the history of mankind and different civilizations, The British Museum is an absolute must-visit in London. Plan to dedicate the whole day to the visit, or split it into several visits (even two may not be enough).

The British Museum tells the history of the human development through the objects collected from all over the world, in different periods of time. The Galleries are divided geographically and by eras: Africa, America, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, Asia, Europe, Middle East. Some of the famous objects displayed at the museum include Rosetta Stone, The Lewis Chessmen, Colossal bust of Ramesses II.

Learn more about current exhibitions at The British Museum.

The British Museum website is a great tool not only for planning your visit to the museum, but also learning about the objects at the museum, new findings by the museum team and exploring the history of the world through The British Museum objects.

The British Museum YouTube Channel is equally interesting. Subscribe or just browse to learn about The British Museum exhibitions or some interesting historic facts.

Useful Information

The British Museum Hours:

Open daily until 5.30 pm
Friday until 8.30 pm

Free admission.

Some exhibitions require tickets.

Getting there: nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.