open until 20.30
(except Good Friday)


Friday events at the British Museum

Friday lates

Friday evenings at the Museum are the occasion for a wide range of events, including lectures, discussions, film screenings and special music and dance performances, many of which are related to current exhibitions.

See the events calendar for listings

See which galleries are open late

Explore the collection

See list of galleries open until 20.30 

Free spotlight tours every Friday

20-minute tours introducing different areas of the collection, led by volunteers. 

Food and drink

Dine at the Great Court Restaurant 

Enjoy an internationally inspired menu of small and larger plates in magnificent surroundings 

More about the cafés and restaurant 

Food and drink al fresco

Enjoy hot and cold drinks, snacks, crêpes, and ice creams and more on the Museum's forecourt (weather permitting) between 17.30 and 20.15.