The British Museum
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The British Museum

Museum in London, United Kingdom

The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.


Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK


Tube: Central and Piccadilly Lines (Holborn Station); Central and Northern Lines (Tottenham Court Road Station); Piccadilly Line (Russell Square Station); Northern Line (Goodge Street Station)

Phone Number

+44 20 7323 8299


Working Hours

Open daily 10.00–17.30 Fridays until 20.30*



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