Front of British Museum lit up at night

Late opening on Fridays – postponed

The British Museum is temporarily closed.

We'll continue to remain accessible online, find out more on our Museum closure page.

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About Late opening on Fridays

On Friday evenings the Museum is open until 20.30. 

Attend an exhibition, look around the galleries or get close to some collection highlights on a 20-minute Spotlight tour. You can also dine in the Great Court Restaurant or go to a Friday night event. Events include lectures, discussions, film screenings and performances, many of which are related to current exhibitions.

 

    Friday night food and drink

    • On Friday nights, the Great Court Restaurant is open late for dinner.
    • Booking information, opening times and a sample menu are available on the Great Court Restaurant page.
    • At the Court Café on the ground floor of the Great Court, sandwiches, snacks, salads, cakes, and hot and cold drinks are available.
    • On Fridays between 17.30 and 20.15, you can also enjoy (weather permitting) hot and cold drinks, snacks, crêpes, ice creams and more from the food trucks on the Museum's forecourt.
    • See the Food and drink page for more information.