The British Museum

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Free entry and attracting around 6.5 million visitors annually, the British Museum is the leading museum in the capital housing a multitude of art and antiquities leading back to 2 million years of history.

The museum was founded in 1753 and has since acquired a diverse collection of human history covering Ancient Egypt, Rome, and other treasures throughout history across its three floors.


FREE to visitors


Open daily 10.00–17.30 (Fridays until 20:30, hours may differ on certain days*)

Address: Great Russell Street
Postal code: WC1B 3DG
Phone number: +44 (0)20 7323 8000

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