Please note: the Museum’s main entrance and forecourt on Great Russell Street will be closed 09.00–10.00, Saturday 13 February. Please access the Museum via the King Edward entrance (north entrance) on Montague Place.

Getting here


The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

How to get here
Groups entrance

Group visits

Groups of 10 or more people are requested to book their visit in advance and use the King Edward entrance on Montague Place.

Find out about group bookings, as well as group tours and lectures, restaurant offers and more

School visits

Information for teachers, school visits and sessions.

Find out more about school visits


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Large Luggage: items larger than 40x40x50cm are not allowed on the British Museum premises for safety and security reasons. Wheeled cases must be carried or left in the cloakrooms (Maximum weight: 8kg). Folding bicycles are not accepted in the cloakrooms. Special exhibitions may have additional restrictions. The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to vary or alter these conditions without prior notice.