The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.
For more information about the history of the museum please visit http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/the_museums_story.aspx
Currently there are no events for the British Museum London .