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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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Nara: sacred images from early JapanNara: sacred images from early JapanNara: sacred images from early JapanFifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display titled Nara: sacred images from early Japan. The display features objects from Nara Prefecture that have never before been seen in the UK, shown alongside related Japanese and Chinese paintings from the British Museum's own collection. 23rd October 2019Sunday 24th November 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
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Nara: sacred images from early Japan
event Running until Sunday 24th November 2019
VENUEBritish Museum†
Fifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display titled Nara: sacred images from early Japan. The display features objects from Nara Prefecture that have never before been seen in the UK, shown alongside related Japanese and Chinese paintings from the British Museum's own collection. ...†More about this event
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtInspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtInspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtCovering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western artists have long been inspired by the Islamic world. The diverse selection of objects includes ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and clothing and finishes with four contemporary reactions to the imagery of 23rd October 2019Sunday 26th January 2020 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
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TIMES10th October 2019 to 26th January 2020† PRICING£14, mems/under 16s Free
Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western artists have long been inspired by the Islamic world. The diverse selection of objects includes ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and clothing and finishes with four contemporary reactions to the imagery of ...†More about this event
TroyTroyTroyBe 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 21st November 2019Sunday 8th March 2020 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
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Troy
event Running from Thursday 21st November 2019 until Sunday 8th March 2020
VENUEBritish 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
The BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And RealityThe BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And RealityAncient archaeological artefacts intermingle with paintings, sculpture and ceramics, exploring the validity of the 3,000-year-old legend of a great city and the decade-long war it was plunged into following the abduction of the most beautiful woman in the world.21st November 2019Sunday 8th March 2020 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
The BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And Reality
event Running from Thursday 21st November 2019 until Sunday 8th March 2020
TIMES21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020 - Various Times† PRICING£20, NUS/disabled/ages 16-18/unwaged £17, National Art Pass £10, mems/under 16s/disabled carer Free
Ancient archaeological artefacts intermingle with paintings, sculpture and ceramics, exploring the validity of the 3,000-year-old legend of a great city and the decade-long war it was plunged into following the abduction of the most beautiful woman in the world.

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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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