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British Museum

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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MangaMangaMangaA recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Literally meaning 'pictures run riot' this narrative art form has crossed over into other forms of cultural expression, including 'cosplay' dressing up. Contemporary manga and dig25th June 2019Monday 26th August 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Manga
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A recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Literally meaning 'pictures run riot' this narrative art form has crossed over into other forms of cultural expression, including 'cosplay' dressing up. Contemporary manga and dig... More about this event
 
Symbolist PrintsSymbolist PrintsPrints from the era of Symbolism in the 1800s with works by artists such as Rodolphe Bresdin, Gustave Moreau, Albert Besnard, Odilon Redon and more.25th June 2019Thursday 18th July 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Symbolist Prints
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TIMES  12th April to 18th July 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Prints from the era of Symbolism in the 1800s with works by artists such as Rodolphe Bresdin, Gustave Moreau, Albert Besnard, Odilon Redon and more.
Edvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstNorwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of a major British Museum display, at the Sir Joseph Hotung Exhibition Gallery. Edvard Munch: love and angst focuses on Munch's prints - and there are around 17,800 to choose from - including a25th June 2019Sunday 21st July 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Edvard Munch: love and angst
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Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of a major British Museum display, at the Sir Joseph Hotung Exhibition Gallery. Edvard Munch: love and angst focuses on Munch's prints - and there are around 17,800 to choose from - including a... More about this event
 
Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific PerspectivesReimagining Captain Cook Pacific PerspectivesThis exhibition explores the perspectives of the Pacific Islanders to Cook's voyages and displays the work of contemporary Pacific artists, alongside objects collected on the voyages themselves.25th June 2019Sunday 4th August 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific Perspectives
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TIMES  6th March to 4th August 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
This exhibition explores the perspectives of the Pacific Islanders to Cook's voyages and displays the work of contemporary Pacific artists, alongside objects collected on the voyages themselves.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 To NowThe World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 To NowThis collection of 300 postcards recently gifted to the British Museum by the artists' postcard expert Jeremy Cooper, shows the range of subjects explored by various artists using the medium.25th June 2019Sunday 4th August 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 To Now
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TIMES  6th March to 4th August 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
This collection of 300 postcards recently gifted to the British Museum by the artists' postcard expert Jeremy Cooper, shows the range of subjects explored by various artists using the medium.
Rembrandt: Thinking On PaperRembrandt: Thinking On PaperRembrandt: Thinking On PaperTo mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the British Museum presents Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper. The museum holds one of the world's largest collections of Rembrandt's works on paper but they can usually only be seen by making an appointment. This exhibition, therefore, provides a rare opportunity to see them freely. The collection of 65 prints25th June 2019Sunday 4th August 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Rembrandt: Thinking On Paper
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TIMES  7th February to 4th August 2019  PRICING  Free
To mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the British Museum presents Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper. The museum holds one of the world's largest collections of Rembrandt's works on paper but they can usually only be seen by making an appointment. This exhibition, therefore, provides a rare opportunity to see them freely. The collection of 65 prints... 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 o25th June 2019Friday 18th October 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
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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
Geographical Child's PlayGeographical Child's PlayExhibitions & Art, Architecture.7th July 2019Sunday 7th July 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Geographical Child's Play
event  Sunday 7th July 2019
TIMES  Sunday 7th July 2019 - 10am-5.30pm  PRICING  Free
Exhibitions & Art, Architecture.
Aicha El BelouiAicha El BelouiExhibitions & Art, Design.7th July 2019Sunday 7th July 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOn Soon
Aicha El Beloui
event  Sunday 7th July 2019
TIMES  Sunday 7th July 2019 - 10.30am-5pm  PRICING  Free
Exhibitions & Art, Design.
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
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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
 

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The East Foyer

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Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

Dimensions

Area
248mē
 
 
 

The West Foyer

Capacity

Reception
329
 
Dinner
120
 

Dimensions

Area
248mē
 
 
 

The Studio

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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

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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
339.8mē
 
 
 

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

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Theatre
146
 

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Area
117mē
 
 
 

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Neil Hamburger: No One Loves A Hater
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Character comedian and actor Gregg Turkington performs as his alter-ego Neil Hamburger....More

Chris Distefano
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