This post was most recently updated on October 30th, 2017
Location and Visiting Details
The British Museum is free to enter, and it’s open from 10:00am to 5:30pm. On Fridays, the museum stays open until 8:30pm. The information desk in the Great Court opens an hour before the museum at 9:00am.
The museum gets very crowded, especially during the peak tourist season of April to October. To avoid the crowds, try to arrive at the museum right when it opens at 10:00am. This way, you’ll get some time alone in the galleries before the crowds arrive.
The British Museum also hosts tours in different galleries throughout the day. These tours last about thirty to forty minutes, and they’ll give you an in-depth look at some of the museum’s fascinating galleries. The British Museum also hosts free lunchtime gallery talks and Friday evening spotlight tours. You can find all of the tour times here.
The British Museum is located on Great Russell Street in the Bloomsbury district of London. It’s very easy to get there on the London Underground. Simply take the Central or Northern line to Tottenham Court Road. From there, it’s just a five minute walk. There are also many buses that stop near the British Museum. Check out the full list of transportation options here.