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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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The Business Of PrintsThe Business Of PrintsPart based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press, the exhibition focuses on four major topics: the production of prints, the lettering on prints, the usage of prints, and the collecting of prints and the concern for quality. In addition, books and series will be shown in table case20th January 2018Sunday 28th January 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
The Business Of Prints
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TIMES  21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press, the exhibition focuses on four major topics: the production of prints, the lettering on prints, the usage of prints, and the collecting of prints and the concern for quality. In addition, books and series will be shown in table case
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 R20th January 2018Sunday 8th April 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
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TIMES  2nd November 2017 to 8th April 2018  PRICING  Ģ15
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
 
Rodin and the art of ancient GreeceRodin and the art of ancient GreeceFrench sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the greatest and most innovative sculptors of the modern era, took his inspiration from the art of antiquity. He regularly travelled to London and visited the British Museum to sketch. So it's entirely appropriate that this is where Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, an exhibition staged in collaboration with26th April 2018Sunday 29th July 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
event  Running from Thursday 26th April 2018 until Sunday 29th July 2018
TIMES  26th April to 29th July 2018  PRICING  TBC
French sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the greatest and most innovative sculptors of the modern era, took his inspiration from the art of antiquity. He regularly travelled to London and visited the British Museum to sketch. So it's entirely appropriate that this is where Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, an exhibition staged in collaboration with... More about this event
I ObjectI ObjectThis autumn the British Museum explores how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughout history. These objects associated with dissent - like the suffragettes of the Edwardian era, and the work of outspoken Chinese artists - challenge the status quo. Often anonymously created, the pieces give a voice to6th September 2018Sunday 20th January 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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I Object
event  Running from Thursday 6th September 2018 until Sunday 20th January 2019
TIMES  6th September 2018 to 20th January 2019  PRICING  TBC
This autumn the British Museum explores how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughout history. These objects associated with dissent - like the suffragettes of the Edwardian era, and the work of outspoken Chinese artists - challenge the status quo. Often anonymously created, the pieces give a voice to... More about this event

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The East Foyer

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Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

Dimensions

Area
248mē
 
 
 

The West Foyer

Capacity

Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

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Area
248mē
 
 
 

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

Capacity

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
339.8mē
 
 
 

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
146
 

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Area
117mē
 
 
 

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Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

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Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

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James Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life ...More

 
Dvorak Piano Quartet
Concerts | On 21st January 2018 

Conway Hall 7 minutes walk from British Museum

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Matilda The Musical
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Theatre | Until 27th May 2018 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

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Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
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Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

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This festive season, Rosewood London has partnered with German gin brand Monkey 47 to transform the hotel's courtyard into a ...More

 
One Eyed Jacks
Concerts | On 21st January 2018 

Pizza Express Dean Street 8 minutes walk from British Museum

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Aladdin
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Theatre | Until 2nd June 2018 

Prince Edward Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of ...More

 
Royal Opera: Salome
Concerts | Until 30th January 2018 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from British Museum

Herod's stepdaughter Salome becomes dangerously obsessed with her father's prisoner John the Baptist in Richard Strauss's searing opera, directed by ...More

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
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Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from British Museum

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Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
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Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

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The Potato Puppet Playground
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Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

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