London’s Accessible Landmarks: British Museum

Starting in 1753, the museum collection spans two million years of history and holds treasures from around the world.

Visit infamous objects like the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies and Parthenon sculptures all under one roof – and for free!


There is a lift to the entrance of the museum and level access at the Montague Place entrance. The majority of the galleries and special exhibitions are fully accessible by lift; free plans of the museum layout are available in the Great Court.

To book a parking space for a disabled visitor, they ask to call 020 7323 8181 24 hours in advance of your visit.

Accessible toilets can be found in the Great Court, the Ford Centre, the Clore Education Centre, and to the north of Room 66.

Wheelchairs are free to borrow and companion tickets are free of charge. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and dog bowls are available.

There are audio guides, British Sign Language guides, audio descriptive guides and large print guides are all available to use. A sound enhancement system operates in the Clore Centre and by the Information Desk. A touch tour is also available for the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery in Room 4.


The American Dream: Pop to the Present at the British Museum

Now – 18th June 2017


 Features more than 200 prints by 70 artists, including Andy Warhol, and examines how America’s commercial culture, rising influence and social crises has inspired its art over the last 60 years.

Adult Ticket: £16.50             Concession Ticket: £13.00

 Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave at British Museum

 25th May – 13th August 2017


 See works by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, beginning with his infamous Great Wave.

 Adult Ticket: £12.00             Concession: £10.00

 Defacing the past: damnation and desecration in imperial Rome

 Now – 7th May 2017-03-22


Follow Rome’s past from the view of the defacer. The memory of Roman emperors could be condemned after their death; a person’s memory was attacked and erased, usually after they were overthrown or executed. See coins, sculptures and inscriptions that have been ruined by history.


Address: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

Telephone:+44 (0)20 7323 8000



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