The British Museum

Great Russell Street, London, Greater London, WC1B 3DG

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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.

Opening Times

Open daily 10.00–17.30
Fridays until 20.30



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