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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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I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentI Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentI Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentJournalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories of dissent, subversion and satire hidden within the vast collections of the British Museum for I Object, the museum's new autumn exhibition. Exploring how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughou16th October 2018Sunday 20th January 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
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TIMES  6th September 2018 to 20th January 2019  PRICING  £12
Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories of dissent, subversion and satire hidden within the vast collections of the British Museum for I Object, the museum's new autumn exhibition. Exploring how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughou... More about this event
 
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldAlbukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldWorks revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of the world. This new gallery represents a shared vision between the British Museum and the Malaysia-based Albukhary Foundation and will give visitors an understanding of the diverse and wide-ranging cultures o18th October 2018Friday 18th October 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOn Soon
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
event  Running from Thursday 18th October 2018 until Friday 18th October 2019
TIMES  18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Works revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of the world. This new gallery represents a shared vision between the British Museum and the Malaysia-based Albukhary Foundation and will give visitors an understanding of the diverse and wide-ranging cultures o
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaI Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaI Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaBe transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. From his capital at Nineveh, he ruled a vast and diverse empire, shaping the lives of people from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. This major British Museum exhibition tells the story of Ash8th November 2018Sunday 24th February 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
event  Running from Thursday 8th November 2018 until Sunday 24th February 2019
TIMES  8th November 2018 to 24th February 2019  PRICING  £17 (Adults), £14 (16-18yr olds), under 16s Free, National Art Pass £8.50, concs £14
Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. From his capital at Nineveh, he ruled a vast and diverse empire, shaping the lives of people from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. This major British Museum exhibition tells the story of Ash... More about this event
 

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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
 

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BP Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
329
 

Dimensions

Area
339.8m²
 
 
 

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
146
 

Dimensions

Area
117m²
 
 
 

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Stranger Things Halloween at All Star Lanes
Stranger Things Halloween at All Star Lanes
Seasonal | Until 4th November 2018 

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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

It wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and ...More

 
SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2019 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

The Female Doctors and Nurses of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp
Exhibitions | On 16th October 2018 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Boozy Book Club
Exhibitions | On 16th October 2018 

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Join TCR bar manager Dan Hu to discuss a Waterstones Book of the Month over a specially-designed cocktail on the ...More

An Evening With Michael Caine
Exhibitions | On 16th October 2018 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

The Oscar-winning actor shares previously unheard anecdotes and insights from his career....More

Motorcity
Motorcity
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 14th December 2018 

The Borderline 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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Lindsay Ell
Concerts | On 16th October 2018 

The Borderline 6 minutes walk from British Museum

The Calgary, Alberta-born singer-songwriter performs her country-rock and pop originals....More

Chicago
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly fight to avoid a brief stay on death row with the help of smooth ...More

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Exhibitions | From 21st November 

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From fairy lights to food, gifts to winter garden advice, the Ideal Home Show Christmas ...More

 
The Lore of the Land
Exhibitions | From 20th October 

Horniman Museum

An immersive, multi-sensory installation is the first exhibition in the Horniman's new arts space. Opening The Studio, a space for showcasing social arts projects, the inaugural exhibition, The Lore of the Land features new work ...More

I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

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Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the ...More

 
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Tours | From 29th November 

ExCeL London

Delve into the super-workings and backstory of The Avengers as you train to become an ...More

 
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Shopping | On 18th November 

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Macbeth
Theatre | From 7th November 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, directs this production of Shakespeare's sinister Scottish play staged at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe. A timely reminder of the destruction that can result from the ...More

Taste Of London: Festive Edition
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Foodie Events | From 15th November 

Tobacco Dock

The winter edition of Taste of London presents ...More

 
Last Nights of Havana
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Clubbing and Nightlife | From 19th October 

Tobacco Dock

A taste of Cuba comes to London this autumn with Last Nights of Havana at ...More

 
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Dining 

A popular eatery on the White Isle, IT Ibiza comes to the UK with the ...More

 
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Smoke & Salt

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A Christmas Carol
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Laid back Italian cafe in Brixton with a basement cocktail bar, from the team behind Canova Hall next door....More

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