Find out way around the British Museum, discover some of the most famous objects, and explore the unique collection.
Some of the galleries can be very busy at peak times. If you want to avoid the crowds, try visiting these galleries.
The Enlightenment Gallery provides an introduction to the Museum and its collections, showing how our understanding of the world of nature and human achievement has changed over time. It is divided into seven sections that explore the seven major ages. It is open daily 10:00---17:00, until 20:30 on Fridays.
The Welcome Trust Gallery deals with the tough realities of life in many different ways. The displays in Room 24 explore different approaches to our shared challenges as human beings, focusing on how diverse cultures seek to maintain health and well-being. Daily 11:00---16:00.
The John Addis Gallery houses the museum’s collection of Islamic art, which now officially forms part of the Department of Middle East. This includes objects from the earliest years of Islam to the 20th century. Available every Fri. , Sat. and Sun. at 11:30—14:00.