The British Museum The British Museum

The British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG
+44 (0)20 7323 8299
Opening times
Monday-Sunday, 10.00–17.30 (Fridays until 20.30)
Closest station
Tottenham Court Road, Holborn

The British Museum is a museum of the world, for the world. It houses a collection of incredible objects covering 2 million years of human history and culture, from all over the globe. From early stone tools to cutting-edge contemporary art, the Museum continues to expand its collection for the 21st century. Free to enter, the Museum welcomes all ‘studious and curious persons’, as it has done since it first opened its doors in 1759.