Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
(Open Mon-Sun, 10.00-17.30. Open late on Fridays until 20.30).
The British Museum was founded in 1753 and houses a remarkable collection of artefacts, spanning over two million years of human history. Set in a magnificent building, centred around its impressive glass-roofed Great Court, the museum is home to some of the world's most famous historic objects, including the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. In addition to its permanent displays, The British Museum also hosts an diverse programme of special exhibitions and events, giving insight into fascinating history and cultures from around the globe.