The British Museum

Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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The British Museum was the first national public museum in the world, and today is home to eight million objects. Discover the vast diversity of human cultures from the dawn of human history to the present.

The British Museum is located in London, at one end of the Great West Way route. For a dose of culture and history, you can begin or end your Great West Way journey here - why not include a trip to Stonehenge as well to travel through England's prehistoric past as you follow the Great West Way route. 



Accessible facilities: we want the widest number of people to enjoy the building, collection and exhibitions and have lots of information to help you plan your trip. Find out more.

Families with children of all ages can enjoy a range of free gallery activities. Find out what activities and facilities are currently available.

We offer a range of food and drink options across the Museum.

For more information and to help you plan your trip, visit the British Museum website.

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* Last entry: 1 hour before closing
Dates and times may vary – see full opening hours here: https://www.britishmuseum.org/visit#opening-hours



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