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Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court.

World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year.

In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent.

What are the Tube Stations closest to British Museum?

Tottenham Court Road; Holborn tube stations

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 8:30 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • November 9, 2018 7:51 pm local time

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2 days ago

British Museum

Warrior. Scholar. Empire builder. King slayer. Lion hunter. Librarian.

Come face to face with #Ashurbanipal, one of history’s greatest forgotten kings in our new exhibition.

Explore the splendour of the ancient Assyrian empire and marvel at the workings of Ashurbanipal’s great Library through an unparalleled collection of objects in our major autumn show.

The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria is now open – book tickets: ow.ly/ZOVm30mx7Ip

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Logistics partner IAG Cargo
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British Museum

Curators Gareth Brereton and Carine Harmand give you a tour of our five-star autumn show. Book #Ashurbanipal tickets here: ow.ly/ZOVm30mx7Ip ...

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British Museum

Remember, remember the 5th of November!

This print shows Guy Fawkes and seven other men involved in the Gunpowder Plot – a plan to assassinate King James (VI of Scotland, I of England) in 1605. #GuyFawkesNight
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  • Fraz Wahlah
    August 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    5 /5

    A place to be for almost entire world’s heritage can be seen here.

  • Gold Fish
    August 9, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    5 /5

    Perhaps the best musuem in world. Free entry, and great experience.

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