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The British Museum was founded (1753)

The British Museum was founded (1753)

The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened its doors in 1759. It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world.

 

Activity Ideas

  • Explore the British museum with our activity – here
  • Explore Musee d’Orsay with our activity – here
  • Enjoy some fantastic history videos with our History Hit selection – here
  • Start with Watching a Tutankhamun treasures video from History Hit – here
  • Explore Roman Gods & Goddesses with our history session guide – here
  • Accompany the video and podcast with an Ancient Egypt Quiz – here
  • Watch a tour from the British museum – here
  • Use the British museum online collection to prompt conversation – here