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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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Hokusai: Beyond the Great WaveHokusai: Beyond the Great WaveHokusai: Beyond the Great WaveWithout Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other than the British Museum whose exhibition examines "the moment when European art started turning Japanese". Looking at the last thirty years of Hokusai's career, from around 1820 t26th June 2017Sunday 13th August 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave
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TIMES  25th May to 13th August 2017  PRICING  Adult £12, concession £10, under 16s Free
Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other than the British Museum whose exhibition examines "the moment when European art started turning Japanese". Looking at the last thirty years of Hokusai's career, from around 1820 t... More about this event
 
Advanced Drawing Class With Jonathan EllisAdvanced Drawing Class With Jonathan EllisExhibitions & Art, Crafts.30th June 2017Friday 7th July 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Advanced Drawing Class With Jonathan Ellis
event  Running from Friday 2nd June 2017 until Friday 7th July 2017
TIMES  Friday 30th June and Friday 7th July 2017 - 10.30am-12.30pm  PRICING  £50
Exhibitions & Art, Crafts.
Inanimate VillageInanimate VillageSaudi Arabian artist Zahrah Al-Ghamdi presents a site-specific installation.2nd July 2017Sunday 2nd July 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOn Soon
Inanimate Village
event  Sunday 2nd July 2017
TIMES  Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 10am-5.30pm  PRICING  Free
Saudi Arabian artist Zahrah Al-Ghamdi presents a site-specific installation.
UnearthedUnearthedThe Great Court will be filled by hundreds of hardback book covers placed side-by-side to cover sixty square meters of floor in an installation by Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj.2nd July 2017Sunday 2nd July 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Unearthed
event  Sunday 2nd July 2017
TIMES  Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 10am-5.30pm  PRICING  Free
The Great Court will be filled by hundreds of hardback book covers placed side-by-side to cover sixty square meters of floor in an installation by Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj.
Endlessly Creative: Hokusai's 70 Years As An ArtistEndlessly Creative: Hokusai's 70 Years As An ArtistLiterary & Education, Talk.7th July 2017Friday 7th July 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOn Soon
Endlessly Creative: Hokusai's 70 Years As An Artist
event  Friday 7th July 2017
TIMES  Friday 7th July 2017 - 6.30pm-7.45pm  PRICING  Free
Literary & Education, Talk.
Eye On Kiribati Culture: An Object Journeys Special EventEye On Kiribati Culture: An Object Journeys Special Event7th July 2017Friday 7th July 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOn Soon
Eye On Kiribati Culture: An Object Journeys Special Event
event  Friday 7th July 2017
TIMES  Friday 7th July 2017 - 6.30pm-7.45pm  PRICING  Free
The road to Fuji: celebrating HokusaiThe road to Fuji: celebrating Hokusai7th July 2017Friday 7th July 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The road to Fuji: celebrating Hokusai
event  Friday 7th July 2017
TIMES  Friday 7th July 2017 - 6.30pm-7.45pm  PRICING  Free
What Makes An Object LGBTQ'What Makes An Object LGBTQ'Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.7th July 2017Friday 7th July 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
What Makes An Object LGBTQ'
event  Friday 7th July 2017
TIMES  Friday 7th July 2017 - 6.30pm-7.45pm  PRICING  £5
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.

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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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