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The main entrance to the British Museum is on Great Russell Street. There is an alternative entrance on Montague Place.
The Museum is within the Congestion Charging Zone and there is very little parking in the area. There is limited parking in the Museum’s forecourt for disabled users only. To reserve a parking space (for disabled users only), telephone the Information Desk on +44 (0)20 7323 8299.
By London Underground Holborn (Central line and Piccadilly line) Tottenham Court Road (Central line and Northern line – Charing Cross branch) Russell Square (Piccadilly line) Goodge Street (Northern line – Charing Cross branch) Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) Euston (Northern line and Victoria line) View a map of the London Underground on the TfL website www.tfl.gov.uk -------- By bus The following buses stop near the Museum 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 Stop on New Oxford Street 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390 Stop on Tottenham Court Road, northbound and Gower Street, southbound 59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188 Stop on Southampton Row
Box Office Numbers
020 7323 8181
Box Office Hours
Saturday - Wednesday 10:00am - 5:30pm Thursday & Friday - 10:00am - 8:30pm
Box Office Collection Accepted
Please bring your booking reference and the credit card used to book.
The Main entrance to the Museum on Great Russell Street has 12 steps with handrails at each side. There are self-operable lifts on both sides of the steps, with bells for visitors to call for assistance if required. There is a level entrance to the Museum on Montague Place and a lift to the different floors in the Museum. Wheelchairs are available at both entrances. If you would like to reserve a wheelchair for your visit, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7323 8299.
Before you enter the exhibition: Only small bags will be allowed into the exhibition (35 x 33 x 13cm max) Large bags, coats, umbrellas, etc. should be left in the cloakrooms The main cloakrooms are located to the left of the Main entrance, next to the Children’s shop, £1 per item. Large luggage can be left at the Montague Place entrance cloakroom, £1 per item. The Museum reserves the right to search any bags or personal items being taken into the exhibition While you are in the exhibition, please: Do not use photographic or video recording equipment Do not carry or consume any food or drink Set your mobile phone to silent