Top 100 Famous Museums in the World - P11. British Museum

23-11-2020

(Worldkings.org) According to standard.co.uk, British Museum was most – visited museum in England, with over 6 million visitors in 2019.

The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture.

Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. It was the first public national museum in the world.

 

The British Museum 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 Housr, on the site of the current building.

 

Its expansion over the following 250 years was largely a result of expanding British colonisation and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the Natural History Museum in 1881.

Its ownership of some of its most famous objects originating in other countries is disputed and remains the subject of international controversy, most notably in the case of the Elgin Marbles of Greece and the Rosetta Stone of Egypt.

According to standard.co.uk and en.wikipedia


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