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British Museum


  • Address: Great Russell St
  • Vicinity: Russell Square
  • Neighborhood of Bloomsbury in London
  • Hours: Open Daily 10.00-17.30, Except Closed: 24-26 December, 1 January, Good Friday
  • Phone: 44 20 7323 8299
  • Type: Congeries Repository
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum
  • Museum Type: Congeries Repository


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Eighteen Lamp Posts On The Forecourt Of The British Museum Lamp Standard
Main Entrance Gateway, Railings And Attached Lodges To The British Museum
The British Museum King Edward VII Galleries And Attached Wall And Lions

Objects of Art

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Garden with Pool Painting
The Raven Addressing the Assembled Animals Painting

Timeline

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1908/00/00 Ezra Pound Education Ezra Pound studies at the British Museum
1932/01/00 James Hilton (novelist) Author At the British Library in the winter of 1932, James Hilton, while reading about missionaries in Tibet, hits on the name 'Shangri-La' for his lost Himalayan locale. Lost Horizon (book)
1939/00/00 Joseph Duveen Benefactor From 1931 to 1938, a new gallery is built for the Elgin Marbles, paid for Sir Joseph Duveen.
1939/00/00 John Russell Pope Architect From 1931 to 1938, a new gallery is built for the Elgin Marbles, paid for Sir Joseph Duveen.
1945/00/00 One of four surviving originals, the knights of Wiltshire's copy of Magna Carta leaves Lacock and is presented to the British Museum. It is now in the collections of the British Library. Magna Carta (document)

Places

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Parthenon
The British Library, London
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Particulars for British Museum:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building

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English National Heritage List Entry No: 1130404


Creative Works »

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Blackmail Film Alfred Hitchcock "Blackmail" is set at the British Museum in London, England.
Casting the Runes (short story) Short Story M R James Mr Edward Dunning was returning from the British Museum, where he had been engaged in research, to the comfortable house in a suburb where he lived alone.
Casting the Runes (short story) Short Story M R James It was in a somewhat pensive frame of mind that Mr Dunning passed on the following day into the Select Manuscript Room of the British Museum, and filled up tickets for Harley 3586.
The Listener (short story) Short Story Algernon Blackwood I have had no exercise lately, for the weather has been shocking, and all my afternoons have been spent in the reading-room of the British Museum, where I have a reader's ticket.
The Lonely God (short story) Short Story
Agatha Christie "The Lonely God" resides in the British Museum.

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