Great Russell St
T: 020 7323 8299
Daily: 10am - 5:30pm
Huge number of permanent displays and treasures including those from the Roman Empire, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Europe, Ancient Iran and India. Regular talks, evening events and performances.
From 26 April: Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece.
This is a chance to view some of the 19th-century artist's much-loved works, including The Kiss and The Thinker, next to ancient sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. This exhibition is special because Rodin was fond of Bloomsbury's most famous museum: the artist visited for the time in 1881, before admitting in 1902 that, "In my spare time, I simply haunt The Bristish Museum". Rodin studied the museum's collection of scuptures from the Parthenon, which makes this an exciting way to see how he was inspited by these ancient pieces.
Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.
- Tottenham Court Road
- Covent Garden
- Russell Square
- Goodge Street