The British Museum

O Museu Britânico é um marco fundamental no estabelecimento do método museológico, além de representar diversos aspectos característicos tanto da sociedade inglesa vitoriana quanto do pensamento político e científico do século XIX. Aberto em 15 de janeiro de 1759, após a aprovação do rei Jorge II em 1753, foi o primeiro grande museu público, gratuito, secular e nacional em todo o mundo.

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.
Enlightenment ideals and values – critical scrutiny of all assumptions, open debate, scientific research, progress and tolerance – have marked the Museum since its foundation.
The Museum 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.

Endereço: Great Russell St
Visitação: Diariamente, das 10h às 17h30. Aberto até 20h30 nas sextas-feiras.

Address: Great Russell St
Everyday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Open until 8:30 pm on Fridays.

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