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Tottenham Court Road (500m)
Russell Square (800m)
Goodge Street (800m)
lines 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 (New Oxford Street stop)
lines 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390 (Stop northbound on Tottenham Court Road, southbound on Gower Street)
lines 59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188 (Stop on Southampton Row)
The nearest car park to the Museum is located at Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2RJ.
Cumartesiler her zaman pazarlardan dolu olmaktadır. İngiliz resmi tatillerinde müze açıktır fakat Christmas ve Yeni Yıl tatillerinde kapalıdır.
Saturdays are much busier than Sundays, prefer Sunday for the visit if you’re coming on a weekend.
During weekdays there are less people, though school groups are more common than on weekends.
Peak hours are in the morning, from 10am to 3pm. Come later in the afternoon, during the lunchtime or during Friday night.
Tuesday is the best day to visit, with a smaller number of visitors in general during the week. Monday and Wednesday are also good options to consider, as well as Friday night, when the museum has extended opening hours.
There is no real waiting line issue, the museum is free so you won’t need to queue to buy a ticket, but since it’s very popular there tend to be big crowds inside, especially in front of the main exhibits.
Avoid the UK school holiday periods, the British Museum is way more crowded at this time.
You can spread your visit over a series of mornings, or leave the Museum when crowds start to arrive and come back later in the day.
The entrance is free but donations can be given.
There are always less people inside on a sunny day compared to when it’s raining.
Some exhibitions at the British Museum tend to attract tons of visitors, check the current and upcoming ones in order to avoid visiting the museum on their opening and closing weeks.
The museum is closed on Good Friday.
Photo credits to Nic McPhee via Flickr