with 6 million visitors a year, the British museum is the most visited attraction in Great Britain, its collection of artifacts is one of the largest in the world. The museum has more than 13 million objects, a significant part of which are in storage.
At the museum, you can experience cultures from all over the world, from the beginning of human history to the present. Museum highlights include mummies from Egypt, statues from Easter Island and a huge statue (7.5 tons) of Ramses II, the ruler featured in the Book of Exodus.
The museum is huge, so it’s worth considering joining a tour. There are 15 free ‘eye-opener’ tours per day, lasting approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Each tour is about 1 gallery. There is also a highlight tour, but you have to pay for this tour. There are also multimedia iPad tours, these are 6 thematic tours of approximately 1 hour. There are also a number of tours aimed at children.
the Great Court is a huge square with a spectacular glass and steel roof. In the middle is the reading room, which used to be the British library. This has been visited by many celebrities, including Gandhi and Karl Marx.
daily from 10:00 – 17:00
friday from 10:00 – 20:30
the entrance to the museum is free, only additional exhibitions and certain tours have to be paid for.
reservations for the museum are recommended, which can be done via this website.
how do you get there?
underground stations Tottenham Court Road, Holborn or Russel Square.
Great Russell Street