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The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. The origins of the British Museum lie in the will of the physician, naturalist and collector, Sir Hans Sloane. Over his lifetime, Sloane collected more than 71,000 objects which he wanted to be preserved intact after his death. So he bequeathed the whole collection to King George II for the nation in return for a payment of £20,000 to his heirs

In 1823 the gift to the nation by George IV of his father's library (the King's Library) prompted the construction of today's quadrangular building designed by Sir Robert Smirke (1780–1867).

The British Museum

The British Museum's unique grade-one listed public galleries are complemented with a suite of contemporary conference facilities such as the BP Lecture Theatre and The Raymond and Beverly
Sackler Rooms. Designed by Lord Foster the spaces are available for daytime and evening events. Other gallery spaces, including the Great Court and Egyptian Sculpture and Enlightenment Galleries, are only available to hire on becoming a Sponsor or Corporate Member of the British Museum.

British Museum Brochure

View and download the British Museum brochure by clicking the link below.

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A leading global consumer brand appointed us to produce their internal sales awards. The brief was to create a futuristic and glamorous event for 540 guests which spoke to the company’s goals and their vision for the future of the brand.



Conferences - BP Lecture Theatre


Meetings - Raymond & Beverly Sackler Rooms


Receptions - East & West Foyers


How To Get There

British Museum 

Great Russell St,


London WC1B 3DG

Nearest Stations: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square, Goodge Street 

Nearest Buses: 8, 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390

Venue Specialists

Our experts, specialists and technicians are on hand to help you bring your event to life at this stunning venue. Get in touch to talk about your event at the British Museum.

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