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



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