British Museum

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British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 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..

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Founded in 1753, the British Museum was the first national museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all studious and curious people. Visitors have grown from around 5,000 a year in the 18th century to nearly 6 million today.

The 18th Century Origins

The origins of the museum lie in the will of a Physician Dr. Hans Sloane a collector and naturalist. Sloane collected over 71,000 objects which he wanted preserved after his death. The gifts largely a collection of books, manuscripts, natural specimens and some antiquities was accepted on June 7th 1753 as an act of Parliament. The museum was open on 15 January, 1759.

Gallery Open Times


  • Most galleries are open 10:00 to 17:30
  • Most are open Friday to 22.30
  • Closing start at 17:20, 20:20 on Fridays

Some galleries are closed for maintenance or long term refurbishment.

  • Great Court opening times
  • Including Tickets and Information
  • Open daily 9:00 to 18:00
  • Until 20:30 on Fridays


Become part of something. Support the collection and receive exclusive benefits including special events and unlimited free entry to exhibitions. You may also like access to the National Trust check out memberships on our page.


How do I become a member?

  • Join online by credit or debit card, or by setting up an annual direct debit.

How does E-ticket work?

  • When you buy a ticket online you are buying a ticket known as an e-ticket. After you select your preferred exhibition online, you will prompted to pay with a credit or debit card. The screen will present you with a payment confirmation receipt and an order confirmation will be emailed to you.

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