One of the world’s oldest museums, the British Museum is vast and its collections, only a fraction of which can be on public display at any one time, comprise millions of objects. First-time visitors generally head for the mummies, the Rosetta Stone, Lindow Man, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo ship burial.
Open daily from: 10:00 – 17:00
Fridays until: 20:30
Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions
44 Great Russell St; London WC1B 3DG
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