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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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Sicily: Culture and ConquestSicily: Culture and ConquestSicily: Culture and ConquestIn 2016, the British Museum hosts the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily. Sponsored by Julius Baer, Sicily: culture and conquest will explore periods when the largest island in the Mediterranean was under Norman and Greek rule, making it one of Europe's most progressive cultures. More than 200 o30th July 2016Sunday 14th August 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Sicily: Culture and Conquest
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TIMES  21st April to 14th August 2016  PRICING  £10, children under 16 Free
In 2016, the British Museum hosts the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily. Sponsored by Julius Baer, Sicily: culture and conquest will explore periods when the largest island in the Mediterranean was under Norman and Greek rule, making it one of Europe's most progressive cultures. More than 200 o... More about this event
 
Courting To Contract: Love And Marriage In IranCourting To Contract: Love And Marriage In IranA small display which celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions. With drawings, illustrated manuscript pages, textiles and other objects.30th July 2016Sunday 20th November 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Courting To Contract: Love And Marriage In Iran
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TIMES  1st June to 20th November 2016 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
A small display which celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions. With drawings, illustrated manuscript pages, textiles and other objects.
Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worldsSunken cities: Egypt's lost worldsSunken cities: Egypt's lost worldsThe British Museum hosts its first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries in 2016, focusing on two lost Egyptian cities and their recent discovery by archaeologists. The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds will run for an extended six months and showcase how the exploration of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus - submerged30th July 2016Sunday 27th November 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
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TIMES  19th May to 27th November 2016  PRICING  £16.50, children under 16 Free
The British Museum hosts its first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries in 2016, focusing on two lost Egyptian cities and their recent discovery by archaeologists. The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds will run for an extended six months and showcase how the exploration of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus - submerged... More about this event
 
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of RomeLight, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of RomeLight, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome The British Museum marks the bicentenary of Francis Towne's death with all 75 of his beautiful watercolours made on his visit to Italy in 1780-1, shown together for the first time since 1805. The poster boy for the 'new Georgian' revival of interest in 18th century art, Towne's rural sketches and later large scale paintings of the Co30th July 2016Sunday 14th August 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
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TIMES  21st January to 14th August 2016  PRICING  Free
The British Museum marks the bicentenary of Francis Towne's death with all 75 of his beautiful watercolours made on his visit to Italy in 1780-1, shown together for the first time since 1805. The poster boy for the 'new Georgian' revival of interest in 18th century art, Towne's rural sketches and later large scale paintings of the Co... More about this event
 
Krishna In The Garden Of Assam: The Cultural Context Of An Indian TextileKrishna In The Garden Of Assam: The Cultural Context Of An Indian TextileExperience The Vrindavani Vastra, or The Cloth Of Vrindavan, a 17th-century, woven silk fabric with depictions of the life of the Hindu god Krishna during the time he lived in the forest of Vrindavan.30th July 2016Sunday 14th August 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Krishna In The Garden Of Assam: The Cultural Context Of An Indian Textile
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TIMES  21st January to 14th August 2016 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Experience The Vrindavani Vastra, or The Cloth Of Vrindavan, a 17th-century, woven silk fabric with depictions of the life of the Hindu god Krishna during the time he lived in the forest of Vrindavan.
The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild RenaissanceThe Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild RenaissanceA gallery housing the medieval and renaissance pieces collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP.30th July 2016Saturday 31st December 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild Renaissance
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TIMES  1st October 2015 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5.30pm  PRICING  Free
A gallery housing the medieval and renaissance pieces collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP.
Stories From The SeaStories From The SeaInteractive storytelling in the BP exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds.12th August 2016Tuesday 30th August 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Stories From The Sea
event  Running from Thursday 21st July 2016 until Tuesday 30th August 2016
TIMES  21st Jul, 25th Jul, 12th Aug, 16th Aug, 25th Aug and 30th Aug 2016 - Various Times  PRICING  Free, Free plus adm £16.50, under 16s Free
Interactive storytelling in the BP exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds.

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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
 

Dimensions

 
 

BP Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
329
 

Dimensions

Area
339.8m²
 
 
 

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
146
 

Dimensions

Area
117m²
 
 
 

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The Lion King
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