The British Museum illustrates and documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present with a permanent collection of around 8 million works originating from all continents.
The museum has departments of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Greece and Rome, the Middle East, Prints and Drawings, Prehistory and Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania and the Americas, Coins and Medals, Conservation and Scientific Research, and Libraries and Archives.
There is a link below to the floor plans of the museum to help you plan your visit.
The museum has two Court Cafés, in the north-east and north-west corners of the Great Court, serving hot and cold snacks and drinks. The Court Restaurant serves food and drink from an international menu. The Gallery Café on the ground floor serves a selection of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.
The museum has an extensive shop selling a wide variety of items related to the museum and its displays.
There are facilities for the disabled throughout the museum.
The British Museum web site allows you to view over two million objects online and view informative videos.
The British Museum does not charge for entry but donations are gratefully received to allow it to carry out its work. You may donate when you visit the museum or by clicking the Charity Link below.
Access to British Museum is free.