Travelling by train to the British Museum is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the British Museum is London Euston, which is served by Avanti West Coast services from Birmingham and Liverpool. It's 14 minutes from the British Museum on foot. Exit the station and turn left on to Euston Road. Turn left again at the crossroads, heading south on Gower Street. Turn left on to Montague Place directly beyond Malet Street Gardens - the entry to the Museum will be well signposted.
The nearest London Underground stations are Holborn, a five-minute walk away, and Tottenham Court Road, a two-minute walk away. Russell Square and Goodge Street are also options. The museum is a major attraction, so you'll see signposts to it on the street.
The British Museum is full of wonders for the whole family to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with interesting and interactive exhibitions, suitable for all ages. Visit the British Museum's website for information on opening hours.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 00:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Sunday||07:00 - 00:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 1|
|Left Luggage phone number||0207 387 1499|
|Left Luggage Website||http://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php|
|Shops note||Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Pharmacy Off Licence Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Café Coffee kiosk Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
Located outside the station Located on concourse Located outside main entrance
|Bureau de Change||Available|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
For step-free access to Underground services, we recommend using Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station.
|Toilets notes||These are located by the entrance to platforms 1-3|
Free public Wi-Fi and digital service.
|Staff Help notes|
Help is available from the Information Point in the centre of the main concourse, ask a member of station staff or from the Mobility Assistance Reception (if closed please use number on the reception door door) or see any member of station staff. Mobility Assistance Reception is open 07:00-23:00 Monday to Saturday and 08:00-23:00 on Sunday
Disabled assistance is available to and from platforms, the car park and the taxi rank & drop off area. You can request this from the Mobility Assistance Reception that can be found on the main concourse between Boots & the ticket office, from the Information Point in the centre of the Main Concourse or from any member of staff. It is preferred if assistance is booked 24 hour in advance using the following numbers of the train company you are travelling with:
|Customer Service notes|
Available from the Customer Information Point in the centre of the concourse. Alternatively customers can seek information and assitance from the ticket office or the Mobility Assistance Reception.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||415|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
On platform 18 at buffer end, West Colonnade opposite Sainsbury's, alongside station entrance, East Colonnade opposite M&S and to the rear of Nandos and Cafe Rouge
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Suitable for disabled passengers. Level access to all platforms via ramps. Lifts provided between concourse, taxi & car park and London Underground ticket hall.
Lift access is available to the Underground ticket hall, however the Underground station itself has only escalators & stairs. Nearby Euston Square station has step-free access Westbound only to the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines. For more information on the accessibility on London Transport click here.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
The route to the main taxi pick up point has steps, so anyone with mobility problems can use the disabled taxi pick up point reached via the lifts.
You can request assistance to and from the taxi rank can using the telephones at the top of the stairs and at the taxi set down point. Or by telephoning Mobility Assistance at London Euston on 0207 922 6482.
The main taxi rank is beneath the station and is reached via the lifts next to the main ticket office or the stairs by the entrance to the Underground.
|Weekdays||06:45 - 23:00|
|Saturday||06:45 - 20:00|
|Sunday||10:00 - 23:00|
Located on first floor, accessed via balcony
Step free to access
Yes a platform lift for mobility impaired customers.
First Class customers can find a comfy seat and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, light snacks and newspapers. A full bar is available at both locations for the purchase of alcoholic drinks
You can enjoy the First Class Lounge up to two hours (see Note below) before your outward journey and for an hour after your inward journey on the travel date shown on your ticket.
Note - Access time before your outward journey is reduced to one hour at peak times (15:00-19:00 on Thursdays and Fridays) for First Advance ticket holders only
Virgin Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. Caledonian Sleeper First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.
Concessions for Standard Class sleeper customers
There really is nowhere else quite like the British Museum. Where else in the world would you get to see the hieroglyph-decoding Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies and sculptures from the Parthenon? With a collection spanning archaeology, anthropology, science, and visual arts, the British Museum is arguably the world's premier collection of cultural and historic artefacts, boasting superb permanent exhibitions and fascinating temporary shows all year round. Founded in 1753, the British Museum has expanded over time and continues to do so in the 21st century. In 2000 it added the Great Court, a light and airy glass-covered courtyard, and in 2014 it unveiled the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre - a state-of-the-art facility for research, storage, education and exhibitions.
The collection's highlights are almost too numerous to mention, but don't miss the Egypt galleries, which have the best collection of Egyptian artefacts in the world outside of Egypt itself. And collections from the classical world include items from the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus and the Temple of Artemis from Ephesus, two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. When sore feet strike - trust us, you'll do a lot of walking - there are cafes and a good restaurant back in the central Great Court