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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

I Know Not - Sufi StoriesI Know Not - Sufi StoriesLiterary & Education, Lecture.9th December 2018Sunday 9th December 2018 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
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I Know Not - Sufi Stories
eventSunday 9th December 2018
TIMESSunday 9th December 2018 - 2.30pm† PRICING£10-£15
Literary & Education, Lecture.
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 Ash9th December 2018Sunday 24th February 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
event
TIMES8th 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
New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara WalkerNew Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara WalkerAround 150 prints and drawings from the Museum's collections by Georg Baselitz, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley and a monumental three-part print by the acclaimed African American artist Kara Walker.9th December 2018Sunday 27th January 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara Walker
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TIMES4th October 2018 to 27th January 2019 - Various Times† PRICINGFree
Around 150 prints and drawings from the Museum's collections by Georg Baselitz, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley and a monumental three-part print by the acclaimed African American artist Kara Walker.
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 throughou9th December 2018Sunday 20th January 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
event
TIMES6th 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
Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainWitnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainFor hundreds of years, artists from other countries have come to Britain and designed important and beautiful medals, adding a new element to British art history. This exhibition features a range of medals spanning six centuries, many of which document important historical events and famous figures.9th December 2018Sunday 7th April 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In Britain
event
TIMES8th November 2018 to 7th April 2019 - Various Times† PRICINGFree
For hundreds of years, artists from other countries have come to Britain and designed important and beautiful medals, adding a new element to British art history. This exhibition features a range of medals spanning six centuries, many of which document important historical events and famous figures.
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 o9th December 2018Friday 18th October 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
event
TIMES18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019 - Various Times† PRICINGFree
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
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 a11th April 2019Sunday 21st July 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Edvard Munch: love and angst
event Running from Thursday 11th April 2019 until Sunday 21st July 2019
VENUEBritish Museum†
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
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 dig23rd May 2019Monday 26th August 2019 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Manga
event Running from Thursday 23rd May 2019 until Monday 26th August 2019
VENUEBritish Museum†
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
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
Category: event
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

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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

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The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Room A

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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

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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
339.8m≤

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
146

Dimensions

Area
117m≤

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