British Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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British Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, British Museum is currently closed to the public. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

There is always something for families to do together at The British Museum. Special family events and activities include:

Activity backpacks: Puzzles, games and activities to do in the galleries. Available every day for Free!

Children's Multimedia Guide: Listen to Vid the Martian as he looks at Museum objects. Available every day for Free!

Hamlyn Family Trails: 8 fun trails to follow around the Museum. Available every day for free!

Plus free digital workshops available every weekend and school holiday too!

Plus for school age kids and beyond you've got the vast 8 million strong collection of antiquities and artefacts, with it's most famous bits including the Parthenon Marbles, Rosetta Stone, the Head Of Rameses, the Assyrian Winged Bull Gateway and even an Easter Island statue.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:30
Closed 24th - 26th December & 1st January

Pricing

Free admission

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Great Russell Street, London, Greater London, WC1B 3DG, England

Phone number

020 7323 8299

Map

Website

Click here to visit British Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

There is little on-street parking available. The nearest car park to the Museum is located at Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2RJ.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby feeding rooms in the Ford Centre for Young Visitors and near the East stairs.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, British Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, British Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

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