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British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG 
 
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British Museum has 9 rooms available for private hire

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The British Museum has nine function rooms; the largest can hold a maximum of 329 guests, 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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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
 

Dimensions

 
 

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Room A

Capacity

Theatre
45
 
Classroom
20
 
Boardroom
18
 

Dimensions

 
 

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Room B

Capacity

Theatre
45
 
Classroom
20
 
Boardroom
18
 

Dimensions

 
 

Both Sackler Rooms A+B

Capacity

Theatre
90
 
Classroom
45
 
Boardroom
35
 
Cabaret
50
 

Dimensions

 
 

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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British Museum events

 
Olympic Champions!: Workshop (Over 7s)Olympic Champions!: Workshop (Over 7s)Edit a portrait of a Greek Olympian.19th April 2014Saturday 19th April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Olympic Champions!: Workshop (Over 7s)
event  Saturday 19th April 2014
TIMES  Saturday 19th April 2014 - 11.30am-3.30pm  PRICING  Free
Edit a portrait of a Greek Olympian.
Taimhotep's Lament: Her Life And Death In Cleopatra's Egypt: TalkTaimhotep's Lament: Her Life And Death In Cleopatra's Egypt: TalkA talk by George Hart.19th April 2014Saturday 19th April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Taimhotep's Lament: Her Life And Death In Cleopatra's Egypt: Talk
event  Saturday 19th April 2014
TIMES  Saturday 19th April 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
A talk by George Hart.
Vikings: Life And LegendVikings: Life And LegendVikings: Life And LegendWeapons, coins, jewellery and the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship go on display at the British Museum's brand new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery which opens in March 2014. The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years features weapons and looted treasures showing the central role which warfare play19th April 2014Sunday 22nd June 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Vikings: Life And Legend
event 
VENUE  British Museum 
Weapons, coins, jewellery and the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship go on display at the British Museum's brand new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery which opens in March 2014. The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years features weapons and looted treasures showing the central role which warfare play... More about this event
 
Wise Men From The East: Zoroastrian Traditions In Persia And BeyondWise Men From The East: Zoroastrian Traditions In Persia And BeyondThis small exhibition explains Zoroastrianism, an ancient but living religion named after the Prophet Zarathustra, through objects and coins from Persia (Iran). The display will feature a variety of ancient and modern objects and coins, and will highlight the importance of Zoroastrian traditions in other religions. It will touch on the concept and 19th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Wise Men From The East: Zoroastrian Traditions In Persia And Beyond
event 
TIMES  24th October 2013 to 27th April 2014  PRICING  Free
This small exhibition explains Zoroastrianism, an ancient but living religion named after the Prophet Zarathustra, through objects and coins from Persia (Iran). The display will feature a variety of ancient and modern objects and coins, and will highlight the importance of Zoroastrian traditions in other religions. It will touch on the concept and ... More about this event
Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation Featuring over 90 works by some of the leading names in contemporary art, this exhibition of post-1945 prints and drawings explores how six key artists redefined art in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s and negotiated with the past, on both sides of the Berlin Wall. Half of the works on display are by Georg Baselitz (b 1938), and 34 of the works in th19th April 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
event 
TIMES  6th February to 31st August 2014  PRICING  Free
Featuring over 90 works by some of the leading names in contemporary art, this exhibition of post-1945 prints and drawings explores how six key artists redefined art in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s and negotiated with the past, on both sides of the Berlin Wall. Half of the works on display are by Georg Baselitz (b 1938), and 34 of the works in th... More about this event
 
Writing Workshop (Over 9s)Writing Workshop (Over 9s)With Damian Dibben.20th April 2014Sunday 20th April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Writing Workshop (Over 9s)
event  Sunday 20th April 2014
TIMES  Sunday 20th April 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm  PRICING  Free, ticketed
With Damian Dibben.
Art And Culture: Metalwork In Anglo-Saxon England: TalkArt And Culture: Metalwork In Anglo-Saxon England: TalkA gallery talk by Rosie Weetch.22nd April 2014Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Art And Culture: Metalwork In Anglo-Saxon England: Talk
event  Tuesday 22nd April 2014
TIMES  Tuesday 22nd April 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
A gallery talk by Rosie Weetch.
The Admonitions Scroll: A Masterpiece Of Chinese Painting: TalkThe Admonitions Scroll: A Masterpiece Of Chinese Painting: TalkA gallery talk by Jan Stuart.23rd April 2014Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Admonitions Scroll: A Masterpiece Of Chinese Painting: Talk
event  Wednesday 23rd April 2014
TIMES  Wednesday 23rd April 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
A gallery talk by Jan Stuart.
Dosh: The Language Of Money: TalkDosh: The Language Of Money: TalkA gallery talk by Ben Alsop.24th April 2014Thursday 24th April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Dosh: The Language Of Money: Talk
event  Thursday 24th April 2014
TIMES  Thursday 24th April 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
A gallery talk by Ben Alsop.
Introduction To Islamic Art: TalkIntroduction To Islamic Art: TalkA gallery talk by Roberta Marin.25th April 2014Friday 25th April 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Introduction To Islamic Art: Talk
event  Friday 25th April 2014
TIMES  Friday 25th April 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
A gallery talk by Roberta Marin.
 
 

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Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

British Museum

Featuring over 90 works by some of the leading names in contemporary art, this exhibition of post-1945 prints and drawings ...More

 
Vikings: Life And Legend
Vikings: Life And Legend
Exhibitions | Until 22nd June 2014 

British Museum

Weapons, coins, jewellery and the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship go on display at the British Museum's brand ...More

 
Wise Men From The East: Zoroastrian Traditions In Persia And Beyond
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

British Museum

This small exhibition explains Zoroastrianism, an ancient but living religion named after the Prophet Zarathustra, through objects and coins from ...More

Olympic Champions!: Workshop (Over 7s)
Kids Events | On 19th April 2014 

British Museum

Edit a portrait of a Greek Olympian....More

Spitting Image
Spitting Image
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

The Cartoon Museum 2 minutes walk from British Museum

This exhibition at the Cartoon Museum will feature cartoons, caricatures, puppets, teapots and other weird and wonderful ephemera from the ...More

 
Burlesque Cabaret Show
Theatre | On 19th April 2014 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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From Here To Eternity
Theatre | Until 26th April 2014 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Following a ten-year absence from the London theatre scene, the much loved lyricist Tim Rice returns with From Here to ...More

We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You
Theatre | Until 1st June 2014 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

The hit musical based on the songs of Queen, We Will Rock You, closes in the West End after a ...More

 
Photographs From Rwanda
Exhibitions | Until 4th June 2014 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from British Museum

This photographic exhibition at The Wiener Library features photographer David Graham's portraits of survivors of the Rwandan genocide to mark ...More

 
 
 
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