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Your Visit to the British Museum

British Museum main entrance

Your Visit to the British Museum

The British Museum is visited by over eight million people every year. It is free to visit the permanent collections at the British Museum. The exception is for special exhibitions. Special Exhibits have a fee for entry however the vast majority of the museum is free. Open daily 10 am – 5.30 pm, the Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year.

Tips for surviving the British Museum

For more insights, see our book, "MYSTERIES & TREASURES of the BRITISH MUSEUM".

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BRITISH MUSEUM is a museum at which every visit brings something new. This new book includes over 25 Chapters featuring the treasures in the BRITISH MUSEUM.


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