beyond the Great Wave

25 May – 13 August 2017

Closed 3–6 July 2017


Supported by

Mitsubishi Corporation logo


How to book

Advanced booking strongly recommended


    +44 (0)20 7323 8181
    Ticket Desk in the Great Court

Members free

Unlimited free entry to all exhibitions, plus exclusive evenings, lectures and Members' parties.

Become a Member 

Tickets on the day

Each day, a limited number of tickets for that day will be available to purchase at the Ticket Desk in the Great Court. They are likely to sell out quickly so come early to avoid disappointment. You may also need to wait between your ticket purchase and your timed exhibition entry.

Please note that tickets for the same day are not available to buy online or by telephone.

Large luggage, suitcases and cabin baggage

Wheeled cases and large items of luggage are not allowed on British Museum premises for safety and security reasons.


Ticket prices

Members, free 

Adult, £12

16–18 years, £10

Under 16, free

Accompanied by a paying adult

Groups, £10 per person

Price per person, Monday – Friday only (10 or more people, phone booking only, group organiser goes free)

Senior, £12

£6 after 12.00 on Mondays (phone bookings and walk-up only)

Student, £10

2-for-1 tickets on weekdays after 14.30 (phone booking and walk-up only)

Unemployed person, £10

£1 after 12.00 on Mondays (phone booking and walk-up only)

Disabled person, £10

Assistant – free (booking required)

National Art Pass, £6

Please note, booking fees apply when booking tickets online (£1 per ticket) and by telephone (£2 per ticket)