British Museum

Highly recommended
The British Museum is one of the most remarkable institutions of its kind and its collections encompass a vast span of historical civilisation. At its heart lies Lord Foster's architectural wonder, the Great Court. Visitors will be uplifted by the rare artefacts illustrating mankind's creative genius and the interweaving of muliple cultural influences from prehistory to today. There is so much to see here that more than one visit may well be necessary.

Useful information

Address:

Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG London

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

10am-5.30pm (Fri 8.30pm) - closed 1 Jan, Good Fri and 24-26 Dec

Our reports

James Smith & Sons Umbrellas: a British essential

If you plan to visit the British Museum, you must pay a call to the magnificent Victorian store of James Smith & Sons, on the corner of New Oxford Street and Bloomsbury Street. Unchanged for 187 years, this shop sells timelessly classical umbrellas – the perfect British fashion accessory.
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