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Highlights of the British Museum

Highlights of the British Museum

Highlights of the British Museum

The British Museum has preserved a universality in its collections of artifacts representing many cultures from ancient times to the modern world. The original 1753 collection has grown to over thirteen million objects at the British Museum. Here are the highlights.

Collections of the British Museum

Ancient Egypt and Sudan Collection

Middle East Collection

Ancient Greece and Rome Collection

Britain, Europe, and Prehistory Collection

Asian Collection

Africa, Oceania and the Americas Collection

The Prints and Drawings Collection

Information on The British Museum

The British Museum

  • Museum:        British Museum
  • City:                London
  • Established:    1753
  • Location:         Great Russell Street, London, UK
  • Collection:      8 million objects
  • Visitors:          7 million annually

Highlights of the British Museum

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“I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
– Winston Churchill

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Photo Credit: © Hans Hillewaert; British Museum [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]; British Museum [Public domain]; Jon Bodsworth [Public domain]; Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net). [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]; Einsamer Schütze [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]; © Hans Hillewaert; British Museum [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]; British Museum [Public domain]; Jon Bodsworth [Public domain]; Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net). [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]; Einsamer Schütze [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)];

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