The British Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with extended hours on Fridays until 8:30 PM. The last admission is at 4:00 PM from Saturday through Thursday and at 7:30 PM on Friday.
The museum is closed from 24 to 26 December.
The best time to visit the British Museum and avoid crowds is during off-peak hours in the afternoon: during lunchtime or Friday night.
Experience the country's largest museum. Celebrate the world's cultures through over 8 million objects from the museum's collection. Older than the USA, the British Museum is a unique institution focusing on human history, art, and culture, from small communities to the most extensive empires.
Discover world-famous exhibits. Admire legendary objects, including the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the Moai statue from Easter Island, and Egyptian mummies, as you walk through the magnificent galleries of the museum. Feel like an explorer while travelling through the history of human culture.
British Museum entry is free, but the museum encourages visitors to book timed slots in advance.
Special exhibitions might require a fee. Visit the museum website before your visit.
Discover the museum in the company of the expert guide with the in-app audio tour British Museum: Explore Mysteries of Ancient Civilizations. Find out more about a unique collection that illustrates the history of human civilization. Enjoy easy navigation and save time with included free tickets.
The British Museum is one of the world's most famous museums, so the number of walk-up tickets might be limited. Save time and secure your spot — reserve tickets on our website while booking the self-guided audio tour.
You can book the British Museum tickets up to 110 days in advance. Moreover, the museum releases new tickets regularly, so you can check back later if you do not see availability now. We recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour to get the most out of your visit.