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British Museum

Located in London, founded in 1753, the British Museum is the first national public museum in the world.

Preserving the First National Public Museum

British Museum

Over his lifetime, Sir Hans Sloane collected more than 71,000 objects which he wanted preserved intact after his death. Subsequently, the British Museum was founded and from the very beginning, the museum has granted free admission to all "studious and curious persons." In the 18th century, the museum averaged roughly 5,000 visitors per year. Today, that number has grown to nearly 6 million. The museum offers tours, loans, learning, exhibitions, such as Pharaoh: King of Egypt, and the unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum's collection, giving everyone the opportunity to learn and interact. In 2019, the British Museum began working on a major project, the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, which provides a world-class facility for visitors and researchers.

GRoW Support


Exhibition - Arctic: culture and climate (2020)



Exhibition - A New World: England's First View of America


Exhibition - A New World: England's First View of America (2007)