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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

 
The American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThis spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, The American Dream: pop to present takes us through fifty years of American art, from Pop art to the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s to t28th April 2017Sunday 18th June 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
The American Dream: Pop to Present
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TIMES  9th March to 18th June 2017  PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, The American Dream: pop to present takes us through fifty years of American art, from Pop art to the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s to t... More about this event
 
Music Of The British Landscape 1850-1950Music Of The British Landscape 1850-1950A performance by students of the Royal Academy of Music perming music associated with the relevant exhibition.19th May 2017Friday 19th May 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Music Of The British Landscape 1850-1950
event  Friday 19th May 2017
TIMES  Friday 19th May 2017 - 6.30pm-7.45pm  PRICING  Free booking advised
A performance by students of the Royal Academy of Music perming music associated with the relevant exhibition.
Faiths In Tune: The Sixth London Interfaith Music FestivalFaiths In Tune: The Sixth London Interfaith Music FestivalA day-long celebration of music and dance from more than 15 religions. The event has been organised to promote inter-faith dialogue and provides an opportunity to meet faith communities and interfaith organisations from all over London.21st May 2017Sunday 21st May 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Faiths In Tune: The Sixth London Interfaith Music Festival
event  Sunday 21st May 2017
TIMES  Sunday 21st May 2017 - 9am-4pm  PRICING  Free, just drop in
A day-long celebration of music and dance from more than 15 religions. The event has been organised to promote inter-faith dialogue and provides an opportunity to meet faith communities and interfaith organisations from all over London.
Beyond the Great WaveBeyond the Great WaveBeyond 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 t25th May 2017Sunday 13th August 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Beyond the Great Wave
event  Running from Thursday 25th May 2017 until Sunday 13th August 2017
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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
 
Hokusai Beyond The Great WaveHokusai Beyond The Great WaveAn artistic journey through the last 30 years of Katsushika Hokusai's life, a time when he produced some of his most memorable masterpieces.25th May 2017Sunday 13th August 2017 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave
event  Running from Thursday 25th May 2017 until Sunday 13th August 2017
TIMES  25th May to 13th August 2017 - Various Times  PRICING  £12
An artistic journey through the last 30 years of Katsushika Hokusai's life, a time when he produced some of his most memorable masterpieces.

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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
 

Dimensions

 
 

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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