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British Museum London

British Museum London

British Museum London Tourist Guide and Tips

The British Museum is a public entity in London, England, dedicated to human history, art, and culture. It is located in the Bloomsbury neighbourhood. Its permanent collection of eight million pieces is one of the greatest and most extensive in the world, having been gathered worldwide during the British Empire's reign. It tells the narrative of human culture from its inception to the current day. It was the world's first public national museum. The Museum was founded in 1753, based primarily on the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, an Anglo-Irish physician and scientist.

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British Museum Address: 

Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

British Museum Entry Fee 

Free Entry

The museum is free to enter, however access to the galleries and exhibitions needs a pre-purchased timed ticket.
It is suggested that you make a £5 contribution. Special exhibitions and certain events have admission prices; book online immediately to prevent missing out.

British Museum Official Website

https://www.britishmuseum.org/

British Museum Opening Hours: 

Tuesday

10am–5pm

Wednesday

10am–5pm

Thursday

10am–5pm

Friday

10am–5pm

Saturday

10am–5pm

Sunday

10am–5pm

Monday

10am–5pm

 

It initially opened its doors to the public at Montagu House, on the same site, in 1759. Its rise during the next 250 years was partly due to the extension of British colonialism, and it resulted in the establishment of various offshoot institutions, the first of which was the Natural History Museum in 1881. The British Library Act 1972 split the library department from the British Museum in 1973, however the British Library remained housed in the same Reading Room and building as the museum until 1997.

The British Museum has about 13 million objects from the ancient world, making it one of the world's greatest collections of antiquities. It's difficult to know where to begin at this sprawling attraction with magnificent artefacts from Assyria, Babylonia, China, Europe, and beyond.

The disputed Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, the enormous bust of Ramesses II, the Egyptian mummies, and the magnificent hoard of 4th-century Roman silver known as the Mildenhall Treasure are among the museum's most famous exhibits.

There's a shop offering kids' toys and souvenirs, as well as one selling replica sculptures and jewellery, in addition to a well-stocked on-site bookshop with an extensive assortment of publications on ancient history, archaeology, and art history.

The museum provides a range of lectures and seminars, as well as a restaurant and café, for those who choose to stay longer.

Private Transfers to and from British Museum 

Private transfers to and from British Museum

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