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The British Museum, London


The British Museum in London - A Short History of the World!


The British Museum in London `- Facade Russell Square, - Holborn - Goodge Street or Tottenham Court Road - Photo Opportunity

Bus routes - New Oxford Street: 7, 8, 19, 22b, 25, 38, 55, 98 Tottenham Court Road, northbound and Gower Street, southbound: 10, 24, 29, 73, 134 Southampton Row: 68, 91, 188

The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1 - Surprisingly the British Museum has few inclusions of articles from Britain - The museum is more inclined towards the rest of the world's international cultural history and the interaction Britain or her agents had with the rest of the planet. World cultures and departments on display include:

Africa, Ancient Egypt & Sudan, The Americas, Ancient Near East, Asia, Britain Coins & Medals, Egypt, Africa, Oceania, Europe, Greek & Roman Antiquities, Greece, Prehistory, Near East, Pacific, Rome, Reading Room, War-time and Ancient Civilizations. Two of the most famous inclusions in the British Museum are the Rosetta Stone and the 'Elgin Marbles'.

Free entry except to special exhibitions to all visitors. For details of concessions contact the Information Desk on 020 7323 8299.

The British Museum Opening times:

The Great Court - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 09.00 to 18.00
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09.00 to 23.00
Relax here with a book or meal in the Museum's magnificent Great Court.

The British Museum in London - some of the 'Elgin Marbles'The British Museum Galleries - Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00 to 17.30
Thursday and Friday 10.00 to 20.30 - including the special exhibitions

Please note: in exceptional circumstances some galleries may be subject to limited opening times.

The British Museum Reading Room opening hours:

Library & Information Centre: Daily 10.00 to 17.30

Viewing Area: Thursdays & Fridays 10.00 to 20.30

The British Museum will be closed on 1 January, Good Friday, 24-26 December each year

Disabled access to the British Museum via stairs and lifts. The Main entrance is via Great Russell Street, which has 12 broad stone steps with handrails at each side. There is a self-operable personnel lift on both sides of the steps - there is a bell is available for visitors requiring any assistance.


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