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The British Museum is one of the world’s greatest and most famous museums. It was established in 1753 by Sir Hans Sloane, a physician and scientist who collected a great deal of literature and art. It opened to the public in 1759.

The museum houses ten departments and, since 1973, part of the British Library.

It has 4km of galleries and more than 6 million objects covering the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. Some of the highlights include Egyptian mummies and exhibits on Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain, China, Japan, India, and Mesopotamia.

Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 10.00-17.00
Sun: 12.00-18.00
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, May Day

Admission free!

Address: Great Russell Street, WC1
Directions: Holborn tube

Buses: 7, 8, 10, 14, 19, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 55, 68, 73, 98, 134, 176, 188

Phone: 0 20 7323 8299

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 31, 2007
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