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British Museum

The British Museum

The British Museum was founded in 1753, in London, England, making it the first national public museum in the world. The museum collections grew over time and the museum underwent several expansions. Through the 19th and 20th centuries, the British Museum continued to acquire significant collections from around the world through purchases, donations, and archaeological excavations. The museum expanded to include departments of antiquities, natural history, human history, and art.The British Museum has long been committed to public access and education. It opened its doors to the public in 1759, becoming one of the first museums to offer free admissoin to all.Throughout its history, the British Museum has remained a leading institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the cultural heritage of humanity.

Exploring the Silk Roads

Room 33

Greece: 1050-520 BC

Room 13

Greece: Athens

Room 19

Etruscan world

Room 71

Early Egyptian Life

Room 64

Egyptian Sculpture

Room 4

The British Museum provides virtual tours of many of the galleries housed within its premises. Click on the links below to immerse yourself in the exploration of various galleries showcasing ancient artworks. Choose at least 2 galleries to explore.