The main cloakroom is to the west of the Main entrance. £1.50 per item, 50 pence for umbrellas, fold-up pushchairs free.
Maximum size: 40x40x50cm
Maximum weight: 8kg (except fold-up pushchairs). Please note folding bicycles are not accepted in the cloakrooms.
Please note that when maximum cloakroom capacity is reached the Museum cannot accept any more items.
There is a Members' cloakroom at the Museum's Montague Place entrance. Free for Members only. Please note the main cloakroom will be a charging service only.
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. 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.
There are toilets on every floor.
Accessible toilets are in the Great Court, the Ford Centre for Young Visitors, the Clore Education Centre and to the north of Room 66.
Baby changing facilities are in the Great Court, at the Ford Centre for Young Visitors, the North stairs (level 0) and the North stairs (level 3)
For all Lost Property enquiries please go to the
Information Desk in the Great Court.
Restaurants and cafés
The Gallery Café and Court Cafés are on the ground floor. The Court Restaurant on the upper floor.
High chairs are available in the cafés and the restaurant.
Child-friendly food is offered at the cafés.
At weekends and during school holidays, the Ford Centre for Young Visitors is open for families.
There are baby feeding rooms in the Ford Centre for Young Visitors and near the East stairs.
Photography and filming
Photography with flash and video recording is permitted in most galleries for private purposes only, using hand-held equipment. Tripods and monopods are not permitted in any part of the Museum. In special circumstances a permit may be granted, enquire on +44 (0)20 7323 8380 or firstname.lastname@example.org