British Museum London – Tips for your visit

The majority of people will think of dark, musty and badly air-conditioned rooms when they hear the word museum. This may indeed be true for some, but the British Museum has more to offer than just dusty relics from centuries past. Admission is free here, as it is for most London museums, so it's worth a visit for everyone.

The British Museum London: At a glance:

  • The British Museum
  • Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
  • Admission free (donation of £5 is appreciated!)
  • Opening hours: Mon. – Like this. 10:00 to 17:30
    Fridays 10:00 to 20:30
  • Get there by tube to Holborn or Tottenham Court Road
  • Camera allowed / tripod must be announced in advance
  • Homepage:

The British Museum in the heart of London

Located in London's Bloomsbury district, home to the British Library among others, the British Museum is an ideal place to experience culture or even brave the typical English weather. The British Museum attracts over 6 million visitors a year and scores not only for its wonderful architecture, but also for its exhibits.

After entering comes the "wow effect" as the brightly designed courtyard measures over 7000sqm and is the largest publicly covered space in Europe. Here are some small cafes, here you can sit and admire the impressive construction. Although it is so big and open here, it is not so loud at all. Besides, you can still browse in souvenir stores or eat in a restaurant on the upper floor.

British Museum in London entrance British Museum in London Foyer Architecture

Your plan for the British Museum in London

In the British Museum you can make a time travel around the whole world within a few hours. The permanent exhibition of 8 million exhibits is divided into continents and countries and extends over 3 floors, here you can learn almost everything about the cultural history of the world.

The collection of Egyptian art and also mummies, which are immaculately preserved, should be emphasized. I think it is difficult to recommend exhibitions, it is best to see what interests you most.

Seeing the museum completely in one day is almost impossible. But the map you can buy does not only contain a map for orientation, but also tips for people with little time. Here are the highlights of the museum, highlighted in a small tour in particular.

Personally, I found the exhibitions on Asia very interesting and the Egyptian exhibition is also worth a visit. Here are countless ancient relics or even entire tombs. Some of the British Library's books can also be found here, but I would definitely recommend a separate visit, as the British Library is only a few minutes away. So if you are interested in books, you should visit us there. Current special exhibitions, .

Tip: Be sure to use a map, because it's easy to get lost and if you're unlucky, miss what you really wanted to see.

I can recommend you a visit to the British Museum, because the collection that you can see here is incredibly impressive and unique. You can easily spend a whole day here. But since you don't pay an entrance fee, you can divide your visit into several stages.

The next time I'm in London, I will definitely visit again. So that the museum remains free of charge, there are donation boxes at many corners. It won't hurt you to donate 5€, because with that the British Museum will remain free of charge for the next time.

If you've had enough of contemporary art, check out Brick Lane. It is really breathtaking. It's definitely a change of style from what you'll see at the British Museum, but it's definitely worth it.