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)
+44 20 7323 8299
Open daily 10.00–17.30 Fridays until 20.30*