The British Museum’s collection of seven million objects representing the rich history of human cultures mirrors the city of London’s global variety. In no other museum can the visitor see so clearly the history of what it is to be human.

Getting here

By London Underground

The nearest underground stations to the Museum are:

  • Tottenham Court Road (300m)
  • Holborn (500m)
  • Russell Square (800m)
  • Goodge Street (800m)

By bicycle

There are bike racks inside the Museum gates on Great Russell Street.
Transport for London: cycling
A comprehensive network of cycle routes.

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
    Stop on Gower Street, southbound
  • 59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188
    Stop on Southampton Row

By car

The Museum is within the Congestion Charging Zone and there is very little parking in the area. The nearest car park to the Museum is located at Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2RJ