A history of the British Museum building: Neil MacGregor
The British Museum, London - 4K
The Huge History Lesson
The world wants its treasures back from the British Museum
The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. It was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the Irish physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. It first opened to the public in 1759, in Montagu House, on the site of the current building.
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