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, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
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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.

British Museum events

Living with art: Picasso to CelminsLiving with art: Picasso to CelminsLiving with art: Picasso to CelminsWorks by everyone from Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to David Hockney and Bridget Riley go on display at the British Museum in 2020 as part of Living with art: Picasso to Celmins. Ahead of a tour throughout the UK, the exhibition premieres at the museum with a showcase of rare works, many of which will be on public display for the first time in m29th February 2020Thursday 5th March 2020 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG
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Living with art: Picasso to Celmins
event Running until Thursday 5th March 2020
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Works by everyone from Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to David Hockney and Bridget Riley go on display at the British Museum in 2020 as part of Living with art: Picasso to Celmins. Ahead of a tour throughout the UK, the exhibition premieres at the museum with a showcase of rare works, many of which will be on public display for the first time in m...More about this event
Troy: Myth and RealityTroy: Myth and RealityTroy: Myth and RealityBe enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in 29th February 2020Sunday 8th March 2020 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG
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Troy: Myth and Reality
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VENUE British Museum
Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in ...More about this event
Arctic: Culture and ClimateArctic: Culture and ClimateArctic: Culture and ClimateOn of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British Museum exhibition this spring. Select tools and clothing, artworks and objects used in everyday life are displayed to show how these resilient communities have lived in one of the most dramatic environments on the planet for nearly 28th May 2020Sunday 23rd August 2020 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG
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Arctic: Culture and Climate
event Running from Thursday 28th May 2020 until Sunday 23rd August 2020
TIMES 28th May to 23rd August 2020 PRICING 16 (Adults, early bird), Free (Under 16s), 2-for-1 tickets for students on Fri, concessions and group rates available
On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British Museum exhibition this spring. Select tools and clothing, artworks and objects used in everyday life are displayed to show how these resilient communities have lived in one of the most dramatic environments on the planet for nearly ...More about this event

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The East Foyer

Capacity

Reception
329
Dinner
120

Dimensions

Area
248m

The West Foyer

Capacity

Reception
329
Dinner
120

Dimensions

Area
248m

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
339.8m

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
146

Dimensions

Area
117m

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