The British Museum

About The British Museum

The British Museum, Europe's most famous museum, and London's most popular attraction is a must see for any visitor to London. Ninety four galleries of archaeological finds, prints, coins, antiquities and more. Disabled facilities are available.


British Museum

Great Russell Street



The British Museum is located on Great Russell Street, just off Tottenham Court Road in central London.

The nearest tube stations are each about 6 minutes away

Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central lines)

Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines)

Russell Square (Piccadilly line)

The Museum is also within easy walking distance of Euston station (10 minutes)

Some of the most direct bus routes are

New Oxford Street: 7, 8, 19, 22b, 25, 38, 55, 98

Tottenham Court Road, northbound and Gower Street, southbound 10, 24, 29, 73, 134

Southampton Row: 68, 91, 188



Main Entrance Great Russell Street

Access (stairs and lifts)

The Main entrance (South side, via Great Russell Street) has 12 steps with handrails at each side. There is a self-operable lift to the left of the steps where a bell is available for visitors requiring assistance.

Montague Place/ North Entrance

The Montague Place entrance (North side) provides a level entrance to the Museum and a lift taking you to levels in the Museum building. Please note that access from the North lift to the main floor of the Museum is on level 0.

Hearing Impaired:

A Sound Enhancement System with portable induction loops is available for most gallery talks and to support sign-interpreted tours.

Guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome. Dog bowls are available from the Information Desk.