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The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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COVID-19 Information (British Museum)

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • All entry is ticketed (both for free collection visit and paid for exhibitions).
  • Currently only selected galleries are open.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • Entry is via Great Russell Street and to exit is via Montague place.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a new one way route in place.
  • The following areas are currently closed; the cloakroom, the Information desk, the Audio Guide and Multimedia Guide desk and the 'Hands On' desks.
  • No live events or tours are taking place at the Museum.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Eating and Drinking (Level 0 - Montague Place Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located immediately to the left of the foyer after the Montague Place entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the entrance/opening.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking (Level 3 - South Lift/Stairs Lobby)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on level 3, ahead as you exit the South Lift.
  • There is step-free access, via lift, to the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking (Pizzeria)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on the upper ground floor level.
  • There is step-free access, via lift, to the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m from the till/counter.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus and menu boards/signs available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is pizza, salads and deserts.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via 4 medium, marked steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are several sets of steps to the additional seating areas around the edge of the restaurant.
    • Some steps have handrails to one side only.

Eating and Drinking (Great Court Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the far right of the Great Court, as you enter from the Great Russell Street foyer.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is stone.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • At busy times, further serving counters and seating areas are opened up to the left of the Great Court as you enter from the Great Russell Street entrance foyer.

Eating and Drinking (Level 3 - Great Court Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on level 3 of the Great Court.
  • There is step-free access, via lift, to the restaurant.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus and wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking (The Members Room)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.