Boasting one of the largest cultural history collections in the world, the British Museum is a world-renowned institution that first opened in 1759. See its collection of more than eight million works spanning around two million years of human history and browse the numerous world treasures.
Marvel at prized artefacts from Ancient Egypt, Medieval Europe and Roman Britain, as well as objects from across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Highlights of the British Museum collection include the Rosetta Stone and the Lewis Chessmen, as well as the Parthenon Frieze that dates back to the 5th century BC.
Join one of the Eye Opener tours that take place in various galleries throughout the day or opt for the Around the World in 90 Minutes tour. The British Museum also hosts free lunchtime talks with guest speakers and curators, together with “hands-on desks” where you can handle select objects from the collection.
The British Museum is easily accessed from the Tottenham Court Road or Holborn stations along the London Underground. London Heathrow Airport is a 45-minute drive away.