The British Museum was founded in 1753. It's remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. You can see treasures of different world cultures under one roof.
World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year.
In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum's special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent.