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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

 
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient SiberiaScythians: Warriors of Ancient SiberiaScythians: Warriors of Ancient SiberiaExceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ancient culture preserved in permafrost for thousands of years. Through 200 objects dated between 900 and 200 BC, including exciting archaeological discoveries from burial mounds in the high Altai mountains, the 23rd October 2017Sunday 14th January 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
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TIMES  14th September 2017 to 14th January 2018  PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ancient culture preserved in permafrost for thousands of years. Through 200 objects dated between 900 and 200 BC, including exciting archaeological discoveries from burial mounds in the high Altai mountains, the ... More about this event
 
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 R2nd November 2017Sunday 8th April 2018 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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On Soon
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
event  Running from Thursday 2nd November 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
TIMES  2nd November 2017 to 8th April 2018  PRICING  £15
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
 
Myths Retold: BeowulfMyths Retold: BeowulfLiterary & Education, Lecture.5th November 2017Sunday 5th November 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Myths Retold: Beowulf
event  Sunday 5th November 2017
TIMES  Sunday 5th November 2017 - 2.30pm  PRICING  £8
Literary & Education, Lecture.
Myths Retold: The RamayanaMyths Retold: The Ramayana10th December 2017Sunday 10th December 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Myths Retold: The Ramayana
event  Sunday 10th December 2017
TIMES  Sunday 10th December 2017 - 2.30pm  PRICING  £8

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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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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 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

 
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

An American GI falls head over heels in love with a beautiful young dancer on the streets of Paris in ...More

An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 28th April 2018 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
John Hegley: New Poems / Old Drawings
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2017 

The Poetry Cafe 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Literary & Education, Poetry....More

School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
Anthem
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th November 2017 

The Roxy 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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Kingston Rudieska
Concerts | On 23rd October 2017 

The Borderline 6 minutes walk from British Museum

This Seoul-based nonet performs its ska originals....More

Swing at Sway with SwingDanceUK
Dance | Until 27th November 2017 

Sway 7 minutes walk from British Museum

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THE SHORT STORY SALON: Ghost Stories
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

As the nights get longer and chillier, join us as we look forward to All Hallows' Eve with an evening ...More

The Exorcist
Theatre | Until 17th March 2018 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier from William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel, the demonic possession of a young girl ...More

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Smoking Goat
Smoking Goat
Dining 

Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side ...More

 
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Dining 

Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, in ...More

 
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
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Dining 

Shake Shack the modern day 'roadside' burger stand ...More

 
The Watch House
Dining 

A former spice factory near Tower Bridge has become a cool coffee shop, offering signature cocktails at night....More

The Watch House
Dining 

Once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night, now a cosy Bermondsey Street coffee shop....More

The Watch House
The Watch House
Dining 

Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine ...More

 
Claw Carnaby
Dining 

Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist....More

The Good Egg
The Good Egg
Dining 

Chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke ...More

 
Bombay Bustle
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Dining 

The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
The Playground Theatre
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Entertainment 

200 seat Ladbroke Grove theatre house in a former bus depot....More

 
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Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
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Exhibitions | On 5th November 

Hyde Park

The 2017 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run ...More

 
Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break
Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Londonprintstudio

While its home is under reconstruction the Southbank ...More

 
The Prodigy
The Prodigy
Concerts | From 21st December 

O2 Academy Brixton

The Prodigy, electronic music pioneers from Essex, with a career that spans nearly 30 years, ...More

 
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December in London 2017
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Multi Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton comes to Victoria, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as ...More

 
 
 
 
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