Home to one of the largest collections of works and artefacts coming from all over the world, the museum is dedicated to human history, art, and culture. It was opened for the first time in 1759.
The museum contains 10 departments of various collections. You can see artefacts dedicated to indigenous peoples of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, antiquities illustrating the cultures of ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, Buddhist paintings or drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. Last but not least, the museum houses extensive numismatic collections.
The entrance to the museum is free so it is a great choice for those who travel on a budget. Allow yourself a lot of time to explore the whole museum.
Daily: 10 am - 5:30 pm (until 8:30 pm on Fri)
Daily: 10 am – 5:30 pm, (most open until 8:30 pm on Fri)
Daily: 9 am – 6 pm (until 8:30 pm on Fri)
Closed: Dec 24, 25 and 26, Jan 1
Free to all visitors.
Museum offers various free and paid tours, check the website for more information.
Official Website http://www.britishmuseum.org/
Phone +44 20 7323 8299
Address Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG, London, GB
Coordinates 51°31'9.706" N -0°7'37.981" E