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The History The British Museum

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The History The British Museum

The British Museum was established in 1753, when the trustees purchased a 17th-century mansion called Montagu House, in Bloomsbury as a location for the museum. Public access to the British Museum was free of charge from the outset although in the early period there were only a limited number of tickets issued daily to manage crowds. The old Montagu House eventually became too small as the collections of the museum increased. Thus Montagu House gave way in 1824 to the beginning of a series of successive building projects that continued to expand the floor space of the museum right up to modern times.

Today the British Museum collection consists over 8 million objects. Only 80,000 objects are on public display at any one time. For a convenient guide to the essential highlights of the British Museum and for detailed insights to help you appreciate the British Museum’s many fascinating exhibits explore our “MYSTERIES & TREASURES of the BRITISH MUSEUM” (E-book).

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MYSTERIES & TREASURES of the BRITISH MUSEUM

The MYSTERIES & TREASURES of the BRITISH MUSEUM book covers the essential highlights of the British Museum and provides insights to help you appreciate its many fascinating exhibits. After reading the MYSTERIES & TREASURES of the BRITISH MUSEUM, the museum’s many wonders will feel like old friends.

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The British Museum is a museum where every visit brings something new. This new book includes over 25 Chapters featuring the Treasures in The British Museum. Download “MYSTERIES & TREASURES of the BRITISH MUSEUM” in less than 10 minutes as a PDF electronic book that you can use on most digital devices: Personal Computers, Laptops, iPads, Tablets and Mobile Devices. Or if you prefer, you can easily print our E-Books, to create your own hard-copy paper book.

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For more details and insights explore our “MYSTERIES & TREASURES of the BRITISH MUSEUM” (E-book).

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“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” H.G. Wells

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