British Museum is one of the most popular and top free museums in London.
In 1759 the number of daily visitors in the British Museum was around 75 people, however, in 2015 the number of visitors to the Museum raised above 6.700,000. The figures show that the museum is one of the most popular and most visited attractions in the UK and the entire world. The museum prided itself for being admission-free since its foundation for all visitors. Visiting British Museum is a “must-see” If you travelling to London. The Museum has an enormous collection of human culture and history.
The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5.30 pm. On Fridays, most of the Galleries stay open until 8.30 pm. January the first and 24 to 26 of December the Museum is closed. The museum has the following facilities:
- Study rooms and Libraries
- Anthropology Libraries and research Center
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Ancient Egypt and Sudan
- Coins and Medals
- Greece and Rome
And much more. The museum has Bookshop, Family shop, Culture shop and Collection shop. While you are visiting the British Museum, if you get tired or need refreshment, take advantage of The museum’s Cafe and Restaurant. They are open every day from 11 am to 5.30 pm. The Gallery Cafe is open every day from 11 am to 5 pm and Court Cafe 9 am to 5.30 pm, but on Fridays, the Court Cafe stays open till 8 pm. British Museum is on Great Russell Street in London. If you would like to stay somewhere close to the British Museum, there are over 100 hotels near the British Museum. There are many 3 to 5 stars hotel where you can have a remarkable stay.
How to get there?
London Red Buses: The following London Red Buses that stop near the Museum: 1,7,8,19,25,38,55,98,242. Also 10,14,24,29,73,134,390 stop on Oxford Street and 59,68,X68,91,168,188 Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, which is few minutes walking from the Museum.
Nearest Underground Tube Stations
Holborn Station on Piccadilly (Dark Blue Line) and Central Line (Red Line) about 500 meter Tottenham Court Road (Red Line-Train will not stop here till December 2015) Northern line (Black Line) which is about 500m from the British Museum. Russell Square on Piccadilly Line (Dark Blue Line) 800m. Goodge Street on Northern Line (Black Line) 800m.