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Address and Contact Info

Address: British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG

Telephone & fax: Information Desk +44 (0)20 7323 8299 - For general information about the Museum

Collections enquiries +44 (0)20 7323 8838 - For questions about the Museum collection

Box Office +44 (0)20 7323 8181 - For exhibition and event ticket booking

Switchboard +44 (0)20 7323 8000 - For all other enquiries


Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx [1]


Principal contacts for the collection:

Hours and Usage Restrictions

Admission The British Museum is free to all visitors.

Some special exhibitions may have a charge. For details of concessions contact the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7323 8181.

As a British Museum Friend you are entitled to free entry to all exhibitions, plus other benefits.

Find out more about Membership

Opening times Galleries Daily 10.00–17.30

Selected galleries are open late Thursdays and Fridays

Late opening times Please note: some galleries may be subject to limited opening times. Check temporary gallery closures for more details.

Great Court Sunday – Wednesday 09.00–18.00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09.00–23.00

The Museum is closed on 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December

Paul Hamlyn Library Saturday – Wednesday 10.00–17.30 Thursday 10.00–20.30 Friday 12.00–20.30

+44 (0)20 7323 8838 librariesandarchives@britishmuseum.org

Temporary gallery closures Rooms 42 and 44 are closed as part of our preparation for the new Medieval, Time and Clocks galleries.

The Waddesdon Bequest remains on display and can be accessed from Room 46 and a selection of the Lewis chessmen is on display in Room 2 and Room 41.

Room 61 will be closed until November 2008.


Online Catalogs and Finding Aids

Collection Summary

Usage Discussion

Suggestions for approaching the material:

Housing and getting by for less in the area:


Fellowships and Funding Opportunities

Major Topic Areas

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