A male tourist taking photo of an Egyptian status brought from Egypt and kept in British Museum of London

The British Museum

Overview

The British Museum houses a vast collection of artefacts and treasures, many of them acquired as the British Empire grew. Among its 8 million artefacts you will find the magnificent Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone and a beautiful reading room at its heart.

What makes it special

  • Free admission
  • Perfect for history lovers

Opening Times

  • Monday 10am–5:30pm
  • Tuesday 10am–5:30pm
  • Wednesday 10am–5:30pm
  • Thursday 10am–5:30pm
  • Friday 10am–8:30pm
  • Saturday 10am–5:30pm 
  • Sunday 10am–5:30pm

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The British Museum

London, London, WC1B 3DG

Map references

Lat/Lng: 51.519587, 0.126946

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