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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Getting here


Our main entrance is on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.

The Transport for London website can help you plan your journey by public transport.

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By Underground

The nearest tube station is South Kensington. This is on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines and is a 5 minute walk from the Museum.

A pedestrian subway connects South Kensington station to our main entrance.

Gloucester Road tube station is also on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines and is a 15 minute walk.

Find out the latest Transport for London tube status updates.

By Bus

Bus routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop outside South Kensington Underground Station.

Bus routes 9, 10, 52, 452 and 70 stop outside the Royal Albert Hall on Kensington Gore.

By Coach

There is a coach drop-off point in Exhibition Road outside the Museum. The nearest coach parks are located at Warwick Road, Bayswater Road and Park Lane.

For more information visit: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/coach-drivers/  

By Bicycle

Transport for London Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road and on Thurloe Place near South Kensington tube station.

We do not have dedicated bicycle stands, but folding bicycles can be left in our cloakroom on the lower ground floor.

By Car

We do not have car parking facilities and local parking is very limited.

There is no visitor parking in Exhibition Road.

The nearest pay and display car parking is in Prince Consort Road and Queen's Gate.

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have more information about parking near the Museum.

Disabled parking

A small number of disabled parking spaces are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road.

Blue Badge holders may park here for four hours between 08.30 and 18.30.