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British Museum

The British Museum collection has been growing since 1753 and is home to a huge range of artifacts and artworks from around the world. Basic entry to the museum is free, but with over 13 million objects to discover, a guided tour will help you to make the most of your visit.
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British Museum 2-Hour Tour in Spanish

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Enjoy a 2-hour tour of the UK's most-visited museum with a Spanish-speaking guide. Marvel at some of mankind's most valuable historic treasures.
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The British Museum Tour: The Ideas That Made Our World

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Explore the British Museum with a guide and experience one of the greatest stories of all time. On the tour you'll learn how humans went from living in small, nomadic bands to building vast interconnected civilizations that now dominate the planet.
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London: British Museum Guided Tour

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See art and antiquities from around the world at the UK’s largest museum. Take a 1.5-hour guided tour of the British Museum in London, and explore one of the oldest museums in the world. See relics from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.
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London: Private Guided Tour of the British Museum

Learn the stories behind the rise and fall of human civilizations around the world on a guided tour of the British Museum in the heart of London. Marvel at exquisite treasures from Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the mysterious East and more.
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Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

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Savor delicious treats as you enjoy afternoon tea at the Great Court Restaurant at the British Museum. Enjoy a selection of organic teas, finger sandwiches, pastries and scones in a stylish venue.

General Information

Opening Hours:

The British Museum is open daily from 10 am to 5.30 pm, and from 10 am until 8.30 pm on Fridays. The Great Court and Information desk are open until half an hour after the galleries close. The museum is closed on 1 January, 24 December, 25 December, and 26 December, but is open on all other public holidays.


General entry to the museum is free. There may be charges for special exhibitions, these charges vary. Audio guides are available from the audio guide desk and cost £7 for adults. A family game-style guide is also available and costs £6.


The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

How to get there:

The British Museum can be reached by London Underground and by bus. The closest underground stops are Tottenham Court Road (Northern Line), Holborn (Central Line and Piccadilly Line), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line). Buses can be taken to New Oxford Street (1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242), Tottenham Court Road/Gower Street (14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390), and Southampton Row (59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188). Bike racks are also available inside the museum gates. Limited parking is available for disabled visitors only, visitors will need to email to book a space.


Free WiFi is available throughout the museum, just log on to British Museum WiFi when you arrive.


For safety reasons, all bags, rucksacks, packages, and personal items may be searched before entry. Large items of luggage (over 8kg) and wheeled cases are not allowed on the premises. Storage for luggage is available at major rail stations, including King’s Cross, Charing Cross, and Euston.


A cloakroom is available from 9.45 am until 5.30 pm Saturday to Thursday, and until 8.30 pm on Fridays. Fold-up pushchairs can be stored for free, all other items will incur a charge. Items must be collected half an hour before the museum closes.

Photography and Filming:

Photography with flash and video recording are allowed in most galleries as long as visitors use handheld equipment only and the video and images are for private purposes. Tripods are not permitted in any part of the museum.


An accessible entrance is available on Montague Place, or there are self-operable lifts on both sides of the front steps of the museum. It is possible to borrow a wheelchair from the museum, for this service it’s recommended to email the museum at at least 48 hours in advance. For deaf visitors, a British Sign Language guide is available free of charge. There is also a free audio-descriptive guide available for blind or partially-sighted visitors. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. Large print versions of the museum plan and selected gallery guides are available, and magnifying glasses are available to borrow with a £5 deposit.
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