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British Museum Paddington, London

British Museum

Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Activities
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the British museum in London

The history of the world is on display at The British Museum in London. Discover the antiquities of Egypt and other Nile Valley cultures dating back to 10,000 B.C. Asia is represented by everything from Indian subcontinent sculpture to early Japanese graphic art. Learn about ancient Greece and Rome courtesy of more than 100,000 objects. The indigenous peoples of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas are also highlighted. Enhance your British Museum experience with a tour, workshop or gallery talk.


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Admission is free. Many exhibitions and tours are free.

Hours -

Sunday to Thursday & Saturday: 10.00–17.30 Friday: 10.00–20.30


  • The Way of Tea
  • Annual Eva Lorant Lecture
  • British Museum Live


  • Exhibits
  • Tours
  • Gallery Talks
  • Workshops
  • Shopping


  • Are there any restaurants at the Museum?

    There are three excellent dining options. The Great Court Restaurant serves fresh seasonal mains, afternoon tea, and an exhibition-inspired menu. The Court Café is perfect for a quick bite or a cup of coffee. And the Gallery Café features an array of hot meals, sandwiches, soups, and salads.
  • Does the Museum offer any activities for kids?

    It does and they’re free. For young ones (3-5), there’s “Chasing Rainbows with Mama Wata,” where they’ll learn about colours and shapes, and “Dancing with Shiva,” a counting trail. Older kids (6-11) will be able to track down fantastic creatures in “Hunting for Dragons” and explore ancient Egypt in “Sailing on the Nile.”

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