The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture.
The British Museum is one of London’s most popular free attractions. You can see art from all corners of the globe there. You can also take photographs there. Perhaps the only let down of the British Museum is how early it closes.
Its permanent collection, of over 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of Sir Hans Sloane.
The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building.
The museum is sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and as with all other national museums in the United Kingdom it charges no admission fee, except for loan exhibitions
British Museum Opening Hours
open everyday 10.00am to 5:30pm
Fridays opened until 8:30pm
Address: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Photos from The British Museum