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British Museum, London

The British Museum houses a world collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures that spans two million years of history. There are artefacts representing every history period from the Vikings to the Romans to the Egyptians and Medievel Europe with examples of pottery, jewellery, statues, paintings, sculptures and many more.

Entry to the museum is free but there are admission charges for entry to exhibitions. As exhibitions change, check the website or call for specific information.

There are lots of activities for children including six trails to explore, workshops, performances and storytelling and backpacks containing puzzles and games. Free art materials are also available for you to create your own pictures.

There is a restaurant, two cafes and a picnic area.

The Museum is within walking distance from several underground tube stations including Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and Goodge St.

Opening Times

Open every day 10.00–17.30
Open late Thursdays and Fridays
Closed on Good Friday, 24, 25 & 26 December, 1 January

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Ticket Prices

Free. Admission prices apply to certain exhibitions.

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Disabled Facilities

There are lifts throughout the Museum and the vast majority of galleries, and all special exhibitions are fully accessible.

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More Information

Telephone: 020 7323 8299
Email: information@britishmuseum.org

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British Museum
Great Russell Street
London

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