The British Museum


What to see:

In the British Museum you can follow the journey of the humankind from its beginning to the present exploring cultures and traditions from across the world.

The Museum is divided into nine departments not including its libraries and archives. Each department includes various must see highlights.

Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan,

Department of Greece and Rome,

Department of the Middle East,

Department of Prints and Drawings,

Department of Prehistory and Europe,

Department of Asia,

Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas,

Department of Coins and Medals,

Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

You can purchase booklets offering self-guided tours to get the most out of your visit. These booklets cost around £3.50 and contain pictures of the artefacts and explanations. You can use these booklets on several visits as they guide you through different parts of the museum. If you do not want to invest in a booklet then you can just purchase a map which costs around £1. The British Museum can be overwhelming due to its size, so it is therefore advisable to plan your visit in advance or invest in a guide book or audio guide which is available at the information desk.

How to get there:

Address: Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

Nearest underground stations:

Tottenham Court Road (Northern line, Central line)

Holborn (Piccadilly line, Central line)

Russell Square (Piccadilly line)

Goodge Street (Northern line)

Visit the British Museum website for more suggestions here

Use London Transport journey planner typing from and where you’re going to

What are the opening hours:

Daily (Saturday – Thursday) 10am – 5.30pm

Friday 10am – 8.30pm

How much is the admission fee:

Free (voluntary donations starting from £5 are welcome)

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