Essex – Places of Interest

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Great Russell Street, London, WC18 3DG.

www.britishmuseum.org/

UPPER LEVEL, ROOM 41. SUTTON HOO & EUROPE AD 300/1100

The centuries AD 33-1100 witnessed great change in Europe. the Roman Empire broke down in the West, but continued as the Byzantine Empire in the East. People, objects and ideas travelled across the continent, while Christianity and Islam emerged as major religions. By 1100, the precursors of several modern states had developed. Europe as we know today was taking shape. Room 41 gives an overview of the period and its peoples. its unparalled collections range from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, and from North Africa to Scandinavia. The gallery`s centre piece is the Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. one of the most spectacular and important discoveries in British archaeology.

OPENING TIMES

Daily 10.00 – 1730hrs

Most galleries opened until 20.30hrs Fridays, except Good Friday.

Closed 24, 25, & 26th December, 1st January.

Be aware that some galleries maybe closed for maintenance or long-term refurbishment.

ADMISSION

Admission is free, but, exhibitions have a charge.

The Museum has catered for the disabled.
tel +44(0)20 7323 8299 for any enquiries of this nature.

CAFES/RESTAURANT

Court Restaurant

Lunch 11.30 – 15.00hrs.

Afternoon Tea 15.00 – 17.30hrs.

Dinner Fridays only 17.30 – 20.30hrs.

Court Cafe

Saturday – Thursday 09.00 – 17.30hrs

Friday 09.00 – 20.00hrs.

Gallery Cafe

Daily 11.00 – 17.00hrs.

SHOPS

There are several shops in the Museum.

Bookshop.

Family shop.

collections shop.

Culture shop.

All open during the Museums opening times.

TRANSPORT

Underground

Holburn 500m. Central & Piccadilly lines.

Tottenham Court Road 500m. Central & Northern lines.

No Central line stopping between 3-1-2015 / 15-12-2015.

Russell Square 800m. Piccadilly line.

Goodge Street 800m. Northern line.

BUS

1. 7. 8. 19. 25. 38. 55. 98 242. Stop on New Oxford Street.

10. 14. 24. 73. 134. 390. Stop northbound on Tottenham Court Road.
Southbound on Gower Street.

59. 68. X68. 91. 169. 188. Stop on Southampton Row.

BICYCLES

There are bike racks inside the Museum gates on Great Russell Street.

Santander Cycle hire
The nearest docking station is just outside the museum gates on the corner of Great Russell Street and Montague Place.

CARS

Remember the Museum is in the Congestion Charge Zone, which operates between 07.00 – 18.00hrs Mon – Fri £11.50p per day.

Parking there is little on-street parking. The nearest car park to the Museum is located at Bloomsbury Square, WC1A – 2RJ.

Disabled parking – There is limited parking in the Museum`s forecourt for visitors.
Tel +44(0)20 7232 8299 at least 24hrs before your visit, you will be asked for the registration number, make and model of your vehicle and the date of your visit.