Detail of the Prints and drawings study room at the British Museum

Study rooms - currently closed

Study room locations

British Museum

Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Franks House

Orsman Road 
London N1 5QJ

Our study rooms remain closed to the public until further notice.

Please delay any requests for object study as we are not currently able to accommodate these. We look forward to welcoming you back when our study rooms reopen later this year.


Each curatorial department has a study room that's open to the public – by appointment only.

They're available for the public to study items from the Museum's collection. To book an appointment you must complete a study room application form. Please read the study room information below before completing the form.

Department study rooms at the British Museum main site:

Department study rooms at Franks House:

  • Africa, Oceania and Americas
  • Britain, Europe and Prehistory (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British material)

See below for opening times of the study rooms, as well as details about the Museum's object identification service. 

Study room information

Object identification service

The following Departments offer an object identification service on Wednesdays from 14.00–16.00:

See individual department pages to find out how to arrange an object identification appointment. 

Read more about the object identification service