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British Museum and its collection

British Museum

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.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Art & Design  Art & Design

British Museum
Great Russell Street
WC1B 3DG London

Visitor information British Museum

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 20:30
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

The Museum is closed 24–26 December.


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

Great Russell Street, London

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British Museum Reviews

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    sam • Apr 3, 2022

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  • Frank
    Frank • 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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