A colour lithograph showing the view of the British 亿博体育app from Great Russell Street

The British 亿博体育app story

The first national public museum of the world.

The British 亿博体育app 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.

Enlightenment ideals and values –?critical scrutiny of all assumptions, open debate, scientific research, progress and tolerance –?have marked the 亿博体育app since its foundation.

The 亿博体育app is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as?the desire to expand and share knowledge.