New groups policy: booking now essential
From 8 October 2015 tour groups of 10+ people must book before visiting the Museum.
In addition, tour groups will need to use the King Edward entrance on Montague Place, postcode WC1E 7JW.
See below for details.
From 8 October 2015 tour groups of 10+ people must book their visit at least seven days in advance. Groups without an advance booking may be denied immediate entry.*
For group entry to exhibitions, see oppositebelow. A separate booking to enter the Museum is not required.
School groups: see the School visits page
Groups requiring special access: see below.
*This new policy is due to the significant increase in tour group visitors to the Museum and is intended to make the visitor experience more pleasant for all visitors. We would like to thank you in advance for your help and support with these changes.
Tour groups must enter the Museum via the King Edward entrance on Montague Place, WC1E 7JW.
This entrance provides more space for groups as well dedicated coach parking.
The Museum is easily accessible by public transport. More on how to get here
Coach parties are advised to use the metered parking at Montague Place.
Parking spaces may be booked for minibuses for people with mobility impairments. Please phone +44 (0)20 7323 8299 at least 24 hours in advance. You will be asked for the registration number, make and model of vehicle.
Discounts are available for group visits to exhibitions on weekdays, minimum 10 people, organiser goes free.
Groups must book in advance on
+44 (0)20 7323 8181 or by emailing email@example.com.
Groups with an exhibition booking do not need a separate booking to enter the Museum.
Special group discounts
Fine dining or café-style, there are menu options for all budgets. Free meals for group organisers: 10–20 guests, one free meal; 21–35 guests, two free meals.
+44 (0)20 7323 8990
Discover specific areas of the British Museum's remarkable collection
Allow 1 hour for the tour and an extra hour if group lunch is required. £9 per person, minimum £135 (max 20 people per tour).
New Museum highlights tour, Around the World in 90 Minutes. Allow 1.5 hours for the tour and en extra hour if lunch is required. £12 per person, minimum £180 (max 20 people per tour).
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please book at least two weeks in advance.
Full-colour guidebooks can be bought from all British Museum shops, available in 11 languages. Save 10% when you buy 5 or more. Redeem at till point or contact Victoria Barton on +44 (0)20 3073 4924 or VBarton@britishmuseum.org for more details.
Discover over 200 highlight objects in the Museum's collection, either at your own pace or through a selection of tours, available in 10 languages.
To reserve Multimedia Guides for groups of more than eight people, please contact the Multimedia Guide desk at +44 (0)20 7323 8881 between 10.00–17.00, Monday – Friday.
For advice and special assistance
If any of your group require access provision, please contact Jane Samuels, Access Manager, at least six weeks in advance of your visit on +44 (0)20 7323 8506 or email email@example.com
Access provision for groups can include:
- Accompanied visits with a Museum volunteer
- Tailored handling sessions around a group-specific interest area for learning disabled
- Tailored sign interpreted talks addressing group-specific interest areas of the collection