One of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world, housing nearly eight million pieces of world art and historical artefacts from around the world.
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Opened in 1759, the British Museum was the first national public museum in the world. Now home to around eight million works from around the globe, it is among the largest and most comprehensive museums in existence. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 in the 18th century to almost six million today.