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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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Nara: sacred images from early JapanNara: sacred images from early JapanNara: sacred images from early JapanFifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display titled Nara: sacred images from early Japan. The display features objects from Nara Prefecture that have never before been seen in the UK, shown alongside related Japanese and Chinese paintings from the British Museum's own collection. 14th November 2019Sunday 24th November 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Nara: sacred images from early Japan
event  Running until Sunday 24th November 2019
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Fifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display titled Nara: sacred images from early Japan. The display features objects from Nara Prefecture that have never before been seen in the UK, shown alongside related Japanese and Chinese paintings from the British Museum's own collection. ... More about this event
 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtInspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtInspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtCovering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western artists have long been inspired by the Islamic world. The diverse selection of objects includes ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and clothing and finishes with four contemporary reactions to the imagery of 14th November 2019Sunday 26th January 2020 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
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TIMES  10th October 2019 to 26th January 2020  PRICING  £14, mems/under 16s Free
Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western artists have long been inspired by the Islamic world. The diverse selection of objects includes ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and clothing and finishes with four contemporary reactions to the imagery of ... More about this event
 
The Crick Crack Club Presents 1001 NightsThe Crick Crack Club Presents 1001 NightsEgyptian storyteller and performer, Chirine El Ansary performs a series of selected stories from the tales.17th November 2019Sunday 17th November 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The Crick Crack Club Presents 1001 Nights
event  Sunday 17th November 2019
TIMES  Sunday 17th November 2019 - 2.30pm  PRICING  £10
Egyptian storyteller and performer, Chirine El Ansary performs a series of selected stories from the tales.
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
VENUE  British 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
 
Sir Stamford Raffles: Collecting In Southeast Asia 1811-1824Sir Stamford Raffles: Collecting In Southeast Asia 1811-1824A display of theatrical puppets and masks to musical instruments and sculpture, as collected by the colonial official.21st November 2019Sunday 8th March 2020 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Sir Stamford Raffles: Collecting In Southeast Asia 1811-1824
event  Running from Thursday 21st November 2019 until Sunday 8th March 2020
TIMES  21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
A display of theatrical puppets and masks to musical instruments and sculpture, as collected by the colonial official.
The BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And RealityThe BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And RealityAncient archaeological artefacts intermingle with paintings, sculpture and ceramics, exploring the validity of the 3,000-year-old legend of a great city and the decade-long war precipitated by the abduction of Helen of Troy.21st November 2019Sunday 8th March 2020 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And Reality
event  Running from Thursday 21st November 2019 until Sunday 8th March 2020
TIMES  21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020 - Various Times  PRICING  £20, NUS/disabled/ages 16-18/unwaged £17, National Art Pass £10, accompanied under 16s/mems/disabled carer Free
Ancient archaeological artefacts intermingle with paintings, sculpture and ceramics, exploring the validity of the 3,000-year-old legend of a great city and the decade-long war precipitated by the abduction of Helen of Troy.
Currency In Crisis: German Emergency Money 1914-1924Currency In Crisis: German Emergency Money 1914-1924This exhibition reveals how a temporary currency, known as Notgold, responded to a national crisis with distinctive designs commenting on German society and politics.21st November 2019Sunday 29th March 2020 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Currency In Crisis: German Emergency Money 1914-1924
event  Running from Thursday 21st November 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
TIMES  21st November 2019 to 29th March 2020 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
This exhibition reveals how a temporary currency, known as Notgold, responded to a national crisis with distinctive designs commenting on German society and politics.
The Crick Crack Club Presents The RamayanaThe Crick Crack Club Presents The RamayanaStoryteller Emily Hennessey and virtuoso sitar player Sheema Mukherjee bring the Indian epic to the live stage.15th December 2019Sunday 15th December 2019 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
The Crick Crack Club Presents The Ramayana
event  Sunday 15th December 2019
TIMES  Sunday 15th December 2019 - 2.30pm  PRICING  £10
Storyteller Emily Hennessey and virtuoso sitar player Sheema Mukherjee bring the Indian epic to the live stage.
The Crick Crack Club Presents The OdysseyThe Crick Crack Club Presents The OdysseyHugh Lupton and Daniel Morden bring Odysseus' epic journey, as related by Homer, to the live stage.19th January 2020Sunday 19th January 2020 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
The Crick Crack Club Presents The Odyssey
event  Sunday 19th January 2020
TIMES  Sunday 19th January 2020 - 2.30pm  PRICING  £10
Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden bring Odysseus' epic journey, as related by Homer, to the live stage.

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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

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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
339.8m²
 
 
 

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Capacity

Theatre
146
 

Dimensions

Area
117m²
 
 
 

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