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The British Museum at Paddington London Hotel

The British Museum

Distance from hotel: -0.62 miles
Category: Attractions

Discover a Window into the Past at The British Museum in London

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


Prices -

Admission is free. Many exhibitions and tours are free.

Hours -

Sunday to Thursday & Saturday: 10 am to 5:30 pm | Friday: 10 am to 8:30 pm


  • 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 colors 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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