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British MuseumLocation within Central London Established 1753 Location Great Russell Street, London WC1, England, UK Collection size 7 million objects
The centre of the museum was redeveloped in 2001 to become the Great Court.The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury.

Until 1997 the British Museum was unique in that it housed both a national museum of antiquities and a national library in the same building. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.


  • location — расположение
  • Established — создано,образовано
  • was redeveloped — был преобразован
  • comprehensive — значимый
  • physician — врач-терапевт
  • unique — уникальный
  • antiquities — антиквариат

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