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The British Museum is home to one of the largest collections of works and artefacts coming from all over the world. The museum was opened in 1759 and is dedicated to human history, art, and culture. The museum has ten departments with various collections, including 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 and extensive numismatic collections.

British Museum
Great Russell Street
WC1B 3DG London

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Art & Design



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Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 08:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm


Closed 1 January and 24–26 December

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


Great Russell Street, London, England


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British Museum has 2 ratings.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

A beautiful, world class museum that can absolutely be visited more than once. You can spend an entire day here and still have many things left to see. They feature the most unique exhibits related to world history with multi-language audio tours. Definitely recommended and all for free..!

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