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British Museum

London, Greater London, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

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

Hands On desks: A unique opportunity to handle objects from the Museum's collection. Volunteers will help you and answer your questions. Daily, 11am to 4pm.

Art materials: Borrow crayons, pencils and pads. Just ask at the Paul Hamlyn Library.

Ford 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. There is also a new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Not Available Parking Not Available
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit British Museum's website
020 7323 8299

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:30. Closed 24th - 26th December, 1st January 2017


Free admission

More Information


There are toilets on every floor of the Museum. Accessible toilets are located in the Great Court, the Ford Centre for Young Visitors, the Clore Education Centre and to the north of Room 66.

Eating information

There are 3 cafes at the Museum as well as a picnic area.


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London, Greater London, England


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