British Museum

Aerial shot of the British Museum The British Museum is a public museum dedicated to human history, art and culture located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection of eight million works is the largest in the world. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. The British Museum was the first public national museum to cover all fields of knowledge.

In 2023 the museum received 5,820,860 visitors, an increase of 42% from 2022. It was the most popular attraction in the United Kingdom according to ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

The museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the Anglo-Irish physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. It first opened to the public in 1759, in Montagu House, on the site of the current building. The museum's expansion over the following 250 years was largely a result of British colonisation and resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, or independent spin-offs, the first being the Natural History Museum in 1881. The right to ownership of some of its most well-known acquisitions, notably the Greek Elgin Marbles and the Egyptian Rosetta Stone, is subject to long-term disputes and repatriation claims.

In 1973, the British Library Act 1972 detached the library department from the British Museum, but it continued to host the now separated British Library in the same Reading Room and building as the museum until 1997. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and as with all national museums in the UK it charges no admission fee, except for loan exhibitions. Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. 1
    Published 1992
    London : Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 1992.
    240 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., port.s ; 29 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  2. 2
    Published 1961
    London : Trustees of the British Museum, 1961.
    42 p. : ill., plans ; 21 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  3. 3
    by Taylor, John H., 1958-
    Published 2010
    London : British Museum Press, 2010.
    128 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  4. 4
    by Rose, Jerome Carl
    Published 1996
    London : British Museum, 1996.
    v, 110 p. ; 30 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  5. 5
    Published 2002
    London : British Museum Press, 2002.
    224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 29 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  6. 6
    Published 1976
    London : British Museum Publications, c1976.
    276 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  7. 7
    by Taylor, John H.
    Published 1991
    Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
    72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  8. 8
    Published 1971
    Göteborg, P. Aströms förlag, 1971.
    41, xxxii p. illus. 31 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  9. 9
    by Whitfield, Roderick
    Published 1982
    [Tokyo] : Kodansha, 1982.
    3 v : plates (some col.), maps ; 38 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  10. 10
    Published 1976
    [London, British museum, 1976]
    298 p. ill. 28 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  11. 11
    Published 1971
    Göteborg : Aströms, 1971.
    41 p., 32 p. of plates : ill. ; 31 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  12. 12
    by Mack, John
    Published 2003
    London : British Museum Press, 2003.
    160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  13. 13
    Published 1877
    [London] Printed by order of the Trustees, 1877.
    xii, 156 p. 2 fold. plans. 22 cm.
    Also issued online.
    ...British Museum...
  14. 14
    Published 1843
    London, 1843.
    1 v. (various paging)
    ...British Museum...
  15. 15
    London : British Museum Photographic Service, [19--]
    5 microfilm reels : negative ; 35 mm.
    ...British Museum...
    Guide
  16. 16
    by Gregory I, Pope, ca. 540-604
    Published 1975
    Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksell international, 1975-78.
    2 v. ; 24 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  17. 17
    London, British Museum.
    v.
    ...British Museum...
  18. 18
    Published 1924
    London, Printed by order of the Trustees [by W. Clowes and sons, Limited] 1924.
    iv, [5]-58 p. , 1. 1., fold. front. (plan) 22 cm.
    ...British Museum...
  19. 19
    Published 1864
    London, H.G. Clarke and Co. [1864]
    39, [49] p. illus.
    ...British Museum...
  20. 20
    Published 1827
    London : Printed by G. Woodfall, 1827.
    188 p. ; 22 cm.
    ...British Museum...

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