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The British Museum

Great Russell Street
020 7323 8299
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Founded in 1753, the British Museum's remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Visitors enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court and the historic Reading Room. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to 6 million visitors per year. In addition to the vast permanent collection, the Museum?s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collections and cultures they represent.

The Museum is free to all visitors. Some exhibitions have an admission charge.



Opening Hours

Open daily 10.00 - 17.30.
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