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The Breetish Museum is dedicatit tae human history, airt an cultur, an is locatit in the Bloomsbury aurie o Lunnon. Its permanent collection, nummerin some 8 million wirks,[4] is amang the lairgest an maist comprehensive in exeestence[4] an oreeginates frae aw continents, illustratin an documentin the story o human cultur frae its beginnins tae the present.[lower-alpha 1]

Breetish Museum
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Breetish Museum is locatit in Central Lunnon
Breetish Museum
Location within central Lunnon
Established 1753; 266 years ago (1753)
Location Great Russell Street
Lunnon, WC1B
Unitit Kinrick
Coordinates 51°31′10″N 0°07′37″W / 51.519459°N 0.126931°W / 51.519459; -0.126931
Collection size approx. 8 million objects[1]

6,820,686 (2015)[2][3]

Public transit access London Underground Goodge Street; Holborn; Tottenham Court Road; Russell Square;
Aurie 807,000 sq ft (75,000 m2) in
94 Galleries


  1. Sculpturs an applee'd airt are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Breetish Museum hooses earlier airt, non-Wastren airt, prents an drawins, an airt o a later date is at Tate Modren. The Naotional Gallery, haulds the Naitional Collection o Wastren European Art, wi Tate Breetain depositit wi Breetish Airt frae 1500.


  1. "Collection size". British Museum. 
  2. "Visits made in 2015 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA". ALVA. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  3. Mark Brown (15 January 2014). "The British Museum celebrates 255 years with record visitor numbers". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "About us". British Museum. Retrieved 26 March 2013.