Website survey

We want to improve the British Museum website. Please help us by giving your feedback through our survey. You can complete the survey once you have finished using the website. It will take a couple of minutes and all responses are anonymous.

Access and opening hours

The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan library is open to people who are seriously researching topics in the fields of ancient Egypt, Coptic Egypt and Sudan and who are searching for material that is not otherwise available in local libraries or institutions, the British Library, the library of University College London or the library of the Egypt Exploration Society in London.

Book conservation project in the AES department libraryTo use the library, make an appointment with the librarian at least two working days before you plan to visit.

Visitors access the library under the condition that Study room rules and regulations are observed.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:45.
Exceptionally the library is closed 9 December 2015.


Closed on public holidays, the entire month of February, 21 December 2015 - 4 January 2016, Easter and exceptionally at other times.

Contact the librarian:

Susanne Woodhouse, MA (Ann el-Mokadem Librarian)

swoodhouse @
telephone: +44 (0)20 7323 8312
fax: +44 (0)20 7323 8803
Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan
The British Museum
Great Russell Street


  • A volunteer conserving a book as part of an ongoing project