Bag searches and large luggage: for everyone’s safety all bags, rucksacks, packages and personal items may be searched before entry. Wheeled cases and large items of luggage are not allowed on British Museum premises. Storage for luggage is available at major rail stations, including Euston, King’s Cross and Charing Cross.

Opening hours

British Museum opening hours

Free, open daily 10.00–17.30

Fridays: open until 20.30*
* except Good Friday

Full opening hours
Planned gallery closures

Getting here

Link to the Getting here page

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
How to get here
Groups entrance

Group visits

Groups of 10 or more people must book their visit in advance and use the Montague Place entrance on Montague Place.

Find out more about group visits

School visits

Information for teachers, school visits and sessions.

Find out more about school visits


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