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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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Scythians: Warriors of Ancient SiberiaScythians: Warriors of Ancient SiberiaScythians: Warriors of Ancient SiberiaExceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ancient culture preserved in permafrost for thousands of years. Through 200 objects dated between 900 and 200 BC, including exciting archaeological discoveries from burial mounds in the high Altai mountains, the 17th November 2017Sunday 14th January 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
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TIMES  14th September 2017 to 14th January 2018  PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ancient culture preserved in permafrost for thousands of years. Through 200 objects dated between 900 and 200 BC, including exciting archaeological discoveries from burial mounds in the high Altai mountains, the ... More about this event
 
The Business Of PrintsThe Business Of PrintsThe exhibition is in part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press.17th November 2017Sunday 28th January 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Business Of Prints
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TIMES  21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018 - 10am  PRICING  Free
The exhibition is in part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press.
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyondLiving with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyondLiving with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyondWith no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression of these beliefs with its new exhibition, Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. The exhibition comes as part of a collaborative project between the British Museum, Penguin Books and the BBC, building on a R17th November 2017Sunday 8th April 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
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TIMES  2nd November 2017 to 8th April 2018  PRICING  £15
With no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression of these beliefs with its new exhibition, Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. The exhibition comes as part of a collaborative project between the British Museum, Penguin Books and the BBC, building on a R... More about this event
 
TenebraeTenebraeThe choir, accompanied by the Academy of Ancient Music, perform Bach's Mass In B Minor.25th November 2017Saturday 25th November 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Tenebrae
event  Saturday 25th November 2017
TIMES  Saturday 25th November 2017 - 7pm  PRICING  phone for availability
The choir, accompanied by the Academy of Ancient Music, perform Bach's Mass In B Minor.
Eugene SkeefEugene SkeefThe London-based percussionist, composer, poet, educationalist and animator performs world music from South Africa.25th November 2017Sunday 26th November 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Eugene Skeef
event  Running from Saturday 25th November 2017 until Sunday 26th November 2017
TIMES  Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017 at 12noon-12.45pm and 2pm-2.45pm  PRICING  Free
The London-based percussionist, composer, poet, educationalist and animator performs world music from South Africa.
Hibiki IchikawaHibiki IchikawaThe Tsugaru shamisen player from Japan, accompanied by the percussionist Akinori Fujimoto, performs two specially composed pieces inspired by European musical traditions.25th November 2017Sunday 26th November 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOn Soon
Hibiki Ichikawa
event  Running from Saturday 25th November 2017 until Sunday 26th November 2017
TIMES  Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017 at 2pm-2.45pm and 4pm-4.45pm  PRICING  Free
The Tsugaru shamisen player from Japan, accompanied by the percussionist Akinori Fujimoto, performs two specially composed pieces inspired by European musical traditions.
Maya YoussefMaya YoussefThe Syrian musician brings a unique and innovative approach to playing the kanun, a traditional string instrument played across much of the Middle East, Central Asia and South Eastern Europe.25th November 2017Sunday 26th November 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Maya Youssef
event  Running from Saturday 25th November 2017 until Sunday 26th November 2017
TIMES  Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017 at 1pm-1.45pm and 3pm-3.45pm  PRICING  Free
The Syrian musician brings a unique and innovative approach to playing the kanun, a traditional string instrument played across much of the Middle East, Central Asia and South Eastern Europe.
KabantuKabantuThe Manchester-based five-piece plays a blend of roots, jazz and classical music from around the globe.26th November 2017Sunday 26th November 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Kabantu
event  Sunday 26th November 2017
TIMES  Sunday 26th November 2017 at 11.30am-12.15pm, 1.30pm-2.15pm and 3pm-3.45pm  PRICING  Free
The Manchester-based five-piece plays a blend of roots, jazz and classical music from around the globe.
Myths Retold: The RamayanaMyths Retold: The RamayanaEmily Hennessey tells the story with musical accompaniment.10th December 2017Sunday 10th December 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
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Myths Retold: The Ramayana
event  Sunday 10th December 2017
TIMES  Sunday 10th December 2017 - 2.30pm  PRICING  £8
Emily Hennessey tells the story with musical accompaniment.
King's College LondonKing's College LondonMusicians from King's College London perform a programme of seasonal music of devotion.15th December 2017Friday 15th December 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
King's College London
event  Friday 15th December 2017
TIMES  Friday 15th December 2017 - 6.30pm-7.45pm  PRICING  Free
Musicians from King's College London perform a programme of seasonal music of devotion.

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The East Foyer

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Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

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Area
248m²
 
 
 

The West Foyer

Capacity

Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

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Area
248m²
 
 
 

The Studio

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Theatre
35
 
Classroom
16
 
Boardroom
18
 

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The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Room A

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Theatre
45
 
Classroom
20
 
Boardroom
18
 

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The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Room B

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Theatre
45
 
Classroom
20
 
Boardroom
18
 

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Both Sackler Rooms A+B

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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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School of Rock
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Soft Machine
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Theatre | From 15th January 

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Exhibitions | From 4th January 

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