Getting here

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.

Find your way

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG


The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

Transport for London Journey Planner

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Please note that tour groups must use the Montague Place entrance, WC1E 7JW.

By Tube

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Nearest underground stations:

  • Tottenham Court Road (500m)
  • Holborn (500m)
  • Russell Square (800m)
  • Goodge Street (800m)

Transport for London: Tube maps 

By bus

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Buses that stop near the Museum:

  • 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242
    Stop on New Oxford Street
  • 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
    Stop northbound on Tottenham Court Road,
    southbound on Gower Street
  • 59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188
    Stop on Southampton Row

Transport for London: bus routes 

By bicycle

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Bike racks

There are bike racks inside the Museum gates on Great Russell Street.
Transport for London: cycling information 

Santander Cycle Hire

The nearest docking station is just outside the Museum gates, on the corner of Great Russell Street and Montague Street.
About Santander Cycle Hire Scheme 

By car

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Congestion charge

The Museum is within the Congestion Charge zone.
About the Congestion Charge 


There is little on-street parking available. The nearest car park to the Museum is located at Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2RJ.
Website for Bloomsbury Square car park 

Parking for disabled people

Information about parking for disabled people can be found on the Access page  .


Entering the Museum

Groups of 10 people or more must use the Montague Place entrance, postcode WC1E 7JW. Groups must also book their visit at least seven days in advance.
About group visits 

Coach parking

Coach parties are advised to use the metered parking on Montague Place.

Parking for disabled groups

Spaces may be booked for minibuses for people with mobility impairments. More information about parking for disabled people can be found on the Access page  .

By taxi or minicab

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Arriving here

Black cab taxis can be pre-booked, hailed on the street or found at designated taxi ranks. There is a taxi rank on Great Russell Street at the Museum’s main gates.

Minicabs must be booked in advance, through a licensed private hire operator.

Find out more about London taxis and minicabs here.