The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.
For more information about the history of the museum please visit http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/the_museums_story.aspx
Currently there are no events for the British Museum London .
Address: British Museum
Nearest underground stations: Tottenham Court Road (500m) Holborn (500m) Russell Square (800m) Goodge Street (800m).
Transport for London: tube maps
Buses that stop near the Museum: 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 Stop on New Oxford Street 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390 Stop northbound on Tottenham Court Road, southbound on Gower Street 59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188 Stop on Southampton Row.
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Congestion charge - The Museum is within the Congestion Charge zone.
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