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Hire this venue for your own event - it has nine function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 329 guests and the smallest is ideal for 16.

If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are housed in this impressive museum of human history and culture (many of the artefacts are stored underneath the museum due to lack of space). Founded in 1753, displays ranging from prehistoric to modern times were primarily based on the collections of physician and scientist, Sir Hans Sloane. Notable objects include the Parthenon Sculptures (also sometimes called the Elgin Marbles), the Rosetta Stone, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures, and the Portland Vase. The hieroglyphics and classical sculptures are instantly recognisable and world famous. The museum's collection of ancient Egyptian mummies is world famous and The Michael Cohen Gallery in this section includes a special tomb-chapel room dedicated to the life Negamun, a wealthy Egyptian who died around 1350 BC. This Egyptian gallery was one of four to open in 2008-09 including spaces dedicated to Clocks and Watches, Medieval Europe, and the Percival David Collection of Chinese Art, part of the Sir Joseph Hotung Centre for Ceramic Studies. The crowning glory of the museum its central hub, the glass domed Great Court designed by Lord Norman Foster - the largest covered public square in Europe.

 

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South Africa: The Art Of A NationSouth Africa: The Art Of A NationSouth Africa: The Art Of A NationExplore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the Art of a Nation uses around 200 museum piece objects, arranged chronologically across seven key episodes, to tell the story of the region's history, the colonial period, apartheid, the birth of the 'rain23rd January 2017Sunday 26th February 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
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TIMES  27th October 2016 to 26th February 2017  PRICING  £12 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the Art of a Nation uses around 200 museum piece objects, arranged chronologically across seven key episodes, to tell the story of the region's history, the colonial period, apartheid, the birth of the 'rain... More about this event
 
Maggi Hambling: Touch - Works On PaperMaggi Hambling: Touch - Works On PaperOver 40 works on paper from the contemporary illustrator, with some never-before-seen works exhibited.23rd January 2017Sunday 29th January 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Maggi Hambling: Touch - Works On Paper
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TIMES  8th September 2016 to 29th January 2017 - 10am-5.30pm  PRICING  Free
Over 40 works on paper from the contemporary illustrator, with some never-before-seen works exhibited.
The London Review Of Books Winter Lectures 2017 In Association With The British MuseumThe London Review Of Books Winter Lectures 2017 In Association With The British MuseumLiterary & Education, Lecture.10th February 2017Friday 10th February 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The London Review Of Books Winter Lectures 2017 In Association With The British Museum
event  Friday 10th February 2017
TIMES  Friday 10th February 2017 - 6.30pm-8.30pm  PRICING  £5
Literary & Education, Lecture.
Fritz Lang And The Life Of CrimeFritz Lang And The Life Of CrimeLiterary & Education, Lecture.24th February 2017Friday 24th February 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Fritz Lang And The Life Of Crime
event  Friday 24th February 2017
TIMES  Friday 24th February 2017 - 6.30pm-8.30pm  PRICING  £5
Literary & Education, Lecture.
The American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThis spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol,The American Dream: pop to present takes us through fifty years of American art, from Pop art to the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s to th9th March 2017Sunday 18th June 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
The American Dream: Pop to Present
event  Running from Thursday 9th March 2017 until Sunday 18th June 2017
TIMES  9th March to 18th June 2017  PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol,The American Dream: pop to present takes us through fifty years of American art, from Pop art to the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s to th... More about this event
 
Beyond the Great WaveBeyond the Great WaveWithout Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other than the British Museum whose exhibition examines "the moment when European art started turning Japanese". Looking at the last thirty years of Hokusai's career, from around 1820 t25th May 2017Sunday 13th August 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Beyond the Great Wave
event  Running from Thursday 25th May 2017 until Sunday 13th August 2017
VENUE  British Museum 
Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other than the British Museum whose exhibition examines "the moment when European art started turning Japanese". Looking at the last thirty years of Hokusai's career, from around 1820 t... More about this event

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The East Foyer

Capacity

Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

Dimensions

Area
248m²
 
 
 

The West Foyer

Capacity

Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

Dimensions

Area
248m²
 
 
 

The Studio

Capacity

Theatre
35
 
Classroom
16
 
Boardroom
18
 

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The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Room A

Capacity

Theatre
45
 
Classroom
20
 
Boardroom
18
 

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The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Room B

Capacity

Theatre
45
 
Classroom
20
 
Boardroom
18
 

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Both Sackler Rooms A+B

Capacity

Theatre
90
 
Classroom
45
 
Boardroom
35
 
Cabaret
50
 

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The Claus Moser Room

Capacity

Theatre
35
 
Classroom
16
 
Boardroom
18
 

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BP Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
329
 

Dimensions

Area
339.8m²
 
 
 

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
146
 

Dimensions

Area
117m²
 
 
 

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