The British Museum

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Great Russell Street
between Bloomsbury Street and Montague Street
London UK WC1B 3DG UK
+44 (0)20 7323 8299

[museum website]

geo: 51.518917,-0.12648
[street map / directions]
[interactive street view]
[bird's eye view]

 
from the British Museum website:

The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.

The Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, featuring a glass ceiling, reflects the most recent public expansion at the Museum. At two acres, it is the largest covered public space in Europe.
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Detail of bas-relief pediment above the main entrance

 

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