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Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
  • Box office 020 7323 8181
  • General enquiries 020 7323 8299
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 10am–5.30pm; Fri 10am–8.30pm; Sat/Sun 10am–5.30pm
  • Seasonal times Closed Jan 1, Apr 10 and Dec 24, 25 & 26
  • Bar open Sat-Wed 9am-5.30pm, Thu & Fri 9am-8pm
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British Museum

Opened in 1759, the British Museum was the first national public museum in the world. Now home to around eight million works from around the globe, it is among the largest and most comprehensive museums in existence. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 in the 18th century to almost six million today.

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