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British Museum
British Museum
Address: Great Russell Street
Telephone: 020 7636 1555
Sat-Wed 100-1730, Thur-Fri 1000-2030. Great Court: Sun-Wed 0900-1800, Thur-Sat 0900-2300. Reading Room: Sat-Wed 1000-1730, Thur-Fri 100-2030. Closed Good Friday. Admission Free.


Introduction to British Museum, London
The British Museum offers the chance to discover objects from the Museum's collection, including an anniversary handling collection available in the Reading Room. Touch ancient Greek pottery and coins, try on a Roman ring, grapple with an astrolabe or investigate unusual forms of money. Suitable for children and adults. Facilitated by volunteers of The British Museum Friends and supported by the Abbey National Charitable Trust.

The historic Reading Room is now home to the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Centre. Open to Museum visitors from 10.00 every day, it contains the Paul Hamlyn Library and COMPASS, an interactive multimedia database of the collections. Everyone is welcome to come in and find out more about the objects and cultures represented in The British Museum.

The British Museum is free to all visitors.

A charge may be made for temporary exhibitions. For detail of concessions, view the Events Diary and the Exhibitions Calendar
or contact the Information Desk on 0207 323 8299.

The Museum is within easy walking distance of the following underground stations and bus routes.

Underground stations
Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, Goodge St.

Bus routes
New Oxford Street: 7, 8, 19, 22b, 25, 38, 55, 98
Tottenham Court Road, northbound and Gower Street, southbound 10, 24, 29, 73, 134
Southampton Row: 68, 91, 188

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