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British Museum

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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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

 
Innovation Lab (Over 7s)Innovation Lab (Over 7s)Work with a digital expert to test innovative ideas, technology and software.28th May 2016Saturday 28th May 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Innovation Lab (Over 7s)
event  Saturday 28th May 2016
TIMES  Saturday 28th May 2016 - 11am-4pm  PRICING  Free
Work with a digital expert to test innovative ideas, technology and software.
Jade, Turquoise And Gold In Ancient MexicoJade, Turquoise And Gold In Ancient MexicoTalk by Elizabeth Baquedano, UCL.28th May 2016Saturday 28th May 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Jade, Turquoise And Gold In Ancient Mexico
event  Saturday 28th May 2016
TIMES  Saturday 28th May 2016 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
Talk by Elizabeth Baquedano, UCL.
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 o28th May 2016Sunday 14th August 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
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
 
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 - submerged28th May 2016Sunday 27th November 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
event 
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 Co28th May 2016Sunday 14th August 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
event 
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
 
Fun Family Photos (Over 5s)Fun Family Photos (Over 5s)A chance to try digital photo techniques.29th May 2016Sunday 29th May 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Fun Family Photos (Over 5s)
event  Sunday 29th May 2016
TIMES  Sunday 29th May 2016 - 11am-4pm  PRICING  Free
A chance to try digital photo techniques.
Beneath The Waves: Ancient Sunken CitiesBeneath The Waves: Ancient Sunken CitiesChild friendly activities.30th May 2016Tuesday 31st May 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Beneath The Waves: Ancient Sunken Cities
event  Running from Monday 30th May 2016 until Tuesday 31st May 2016
TIMES  Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May 2016 - 11am-4pm  PRICING  Free
Child friendly activities.
Ancient Seafaring In The Eastern MediterraneanAncient Seafaring In The Eastern MediterraneanTalk by Ross Thomas.31st May 2016Tuesday 31st May 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Ancient Seafaring In The Eastern Mediterranean
event  Tuesday 31st May 2016
TIMES  Tuesday 31st May 2016 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
Talk by Ross Thomas.
Assam And Its Neighbours: The Evidence Of The Vrindavani VastraAssam And Its Neighbours: The Evidence Of The Vrindavani VastraA gallery talk by Richard Blurton.1st June 2016Wednesday 1st June 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Assam And Its Neighbours: The Evidence Of The Vrindavani Vastra
event  Wednesday 1st June 2016
TIMES  Wednesday 1st June 2016 - 1.15pm-2pm  PRICING  Free
A gallery talk by Richard Blurton.
Beneath The Waves: Ancient Sunken CitiesBeneath The Waves: Ancient Sunken CitiesChild friendly activities.1st June 2016Friday 3rd June 2016 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Beneath The Waves: Ancient Sunken Cities
event  Running from Wednesday 1st June 2016 until Friday 3rd June 2016
TIMES  1st, 2nd and 3rd June 2016 - 11am-4pm  PRICING  Free
Child friendly activities.
 
 

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The Invitation
Dance | Until 11th June 2016 

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Obsidian Tear
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Oedipe
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The Winter's Tale
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Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

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A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Ballet:Obsidian Tear/The Invitation/Within The Golden Hour
Dance | Until 11th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

A world premiere from McGregor, a dark drama from MacMillan and acclaimed ensemble work from Wheeldon....More

Kids' Sushi Class
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
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Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
May Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster Party
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Tours | Until 5th June 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from British Museum

The Poster Party takes place throughout the May half term, from 28th May until 5th June 2016, with storytelling and ...More

 
Bach to Baby Family Concert In Covent Garden
Concerts | On 28th May 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from British Museum

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