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British Museum

British Museum

The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.

Entry: Free (some exhibitions may charge an entrance fee)

Address: Great Russell Street London

Phone: 020 7323 8299

Email:
information@britishmuseum.org

Website:
http://www.britishmuseum.org

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

Latest and upcoming exhibitions

Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation

23 April 2015 until 02 August 2015

Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation

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Defining Beauty - The Body In Ancient Greek Art

26 March 2015 until 05 July 2015

Defining Beauty - The Body In Ancient Greek Art

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Germany: Memories Of A Nation

16 October 2014 until 25 January 2015

Germany: Memories Of A Nation

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Pilgrims, Healers and Wizards

02 October 2014 until 11 January 2015

Pilgrims, Healers and Wizards

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Witches And Wicked Bodies

02 October 2014 until 11 January 2015

Witches And Wicked Bodies

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Ming: 50 years that changed China

18 September 2014 until 05 January 2015

Ming: 50 years that changed China

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Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

22 May 2014 until 19 April 2015

Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

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Vikings: life and legend

06 March 2014 until 22 June 2014

Vikings: life and legend

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From Temple To Home: Celebrating Ganesha

27 February 2014 until 25 May 2014

From Temple To Home: Celebrating Ganesha

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German Divided: Baselitz And His Generation

06 February 2014 until 31 August 2014

German Divided: Baselitz And His Generation

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A Middle East Menagerie

06 December 2013 until 18 May 2014

A Middle East Menagerie

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Perfect timing the Mostyn Tompion clock

21 November 2013 until 02 February 2014

Perfect timing the Mostyn Tompion clock

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Wise Men From The East: Zoroastrian Traditions In Persia And Beyond

24 October 2013 until 05 May 2014

Wise Men From The East: Zoroastrian Traditions In Persia And Beyond

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Wise men from the east Zoroastrian traditions in Persia and beyond

24 October 2013 until 27 April 2014

Wise men from the east Zoroastrian traditions in Persia and beyond

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Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia

17 October 2013 until 23 March 2014

Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia

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Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art

03 October 2013 until 05 January 2014

Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art

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Life and Death: Pompei and Herculaneum

28 March 2013 until 29 September 2013

Life and Death: Pompei and Herculaneum

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