The British Museum is dedicated to history, art and culture, and is located in the
Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 6 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in the world
The Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and noted scientist Sir Hans Sloane and first opened to the public on 15 January 1759, in Montagu House, on the site of the current building.
The collections span a number of continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present, including, but not restricted to, Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, Greece and Rome, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. (The below link is for information only. Not required reading for the setting)