The British Museum: How to Get There and What’s On this Month

British Museum

London has a number of fantastic museums that are well worth visiting and one of these is the British Museum. The British Museum is dedicated to human history, culture and art. You’ll find a wide range of incredible artefacts and art on show, all of which have been carefully curated. There are a number of exhibits that can be viewed at the museum throughout the year, with others only running for a selected period of time. Here’s some of what’s on at the British Museum in the near future:

 British Museum

What’s On at the British Museum?

I Object: Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent

Until 20th January 2019

Ian Hislop, Private Eye Editor and Have I Got News For You star, has hand-picked a selection of intriguing objects from the British Museum in order to explore the idea of dissent and satire. Hislop’s chosen objects are on display at the museum in an exhibition that’s already proving popular. This includes Turkish shadow puppets, graffiti on a Babylonian brick and a banknote with hidden words.

I Am Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria

8th November 2018 – 24th February 2019

King Ashurbanipal of Assyria was one of the most powerful men on Earth, often referring to himself as the King of the World. This exhibition showcases Ashurbanipal’s story through a collection of Assyrian items and impressive loans, all of which highlight the grandeur and splendour of his reign.

Late Night Fridays

Every Friday, Until 20:30

If you’re interested in exploring the British Museum after dark, you can do so on a Friday. The British Museum runs Late Night Fridays every Friday, staying open until 20:30 to allow guests additional time to see what’s on offer. This is especially useful if you’re struggling to fit everything in whilst in London or if you’re looking for unique way to spend an evening.

Getting to the British Museum

If you’re staying at one of the many Lancaster hotels, you should try to find the time to check out the British Museum. The British Museum is located in Bloomsbury and it is close by to Holborn, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. This makes it one of the easiest museums to get to from Lancaster hotels. The British Museum is easy to get to from the Park Grand London Paddington, a journey of around 30 minutes on the Central Line. The nearest London Underground station is Tottenham Court Road, though Russell Square is also close by. Alternatively, it’s an enjoyable hour’s walk from the Park Grand London Paddington.

As one of London’s top museums, the British Museum is well worth checking out. It is open seven days a week from 10am to 17:30, apart from Friday where the museum is open until 20:30. As with all other museums, entrance is free. It doesn’t matter whether you’re keen to find out more about one of the exhibits specifically or if you just enjoy browsing, you’re sure to find yourself marvelling at what’s on display.