The British Museum

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The British Museum
Great Russell Street
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7323 8000

The British Museum, founded in 1753, contains world-famous collections of antiquities from Egypt, Western Asia, Greece and Rome, as well as Prehistoric and Romano-British, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern and Oriental collections; Prints and Drawings; Coins, Medals and Banknotes.

The Museum's collections number some six-and-a-half million objects ranging in size from shreds to colossal statues. The collections are maintained both for exhibition and as a research resource for some 30,000 enquiries from professional academics, school-children, tourists each year. The Museum site covers 5.4 hectares. The main building has six main levels and a number of mezzanines - there are 94 permanent and temporary exhibition galleries displaying Museum objects covering some 18,415m.

Getting there: Underground stations Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square,Goodge St Bus routes Tottenham Court Road, northbound, and Gower Street, southbound: 10, 24, 29, 73, 134; Southampton Row: 68, 91, 188; New Oxford Street: 7, 8, 19, 22b, 25, 38, 55, 98.

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