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With the acquisition of Montagu House, the first exhibition galleries and reading room for scholars opened on 15 January 1759. At this time, the largest parts of collection were the library, which took up the majority of the rooms on the ground floor of Montagu House, and the natural history objects, which took up an entire wing on the second state storey of the building. In 1763, the trustees of the British Museum, under the influence of Peter Collinson and William Watson, employed the former student of Carl Linnaeus, Daniel Solander, to reclassify the natural history collection according to the Linnaean system, thereby making the museum a public centre of learning accessible to the full range of European natural historians. In 1823, King George IV gave the King's Library assembled by George III, and Parliament gave the right to a copy of every book published in the country, thereby ensuring that the museum's library would expand indefinitely. During the few years after its foundation the British Museum received several further gifts, including the Thomason Collection of Civil War Tracts and David Garrick's library of 1,000 printed plays. The predominance of natural history, books and manuscripts began to lessen when in 1772 the museum acquired for £8,410 its first significant antiquities in Sir William Hamilton's "first" collection of Greek vases.

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British Museum Guided Tour Tickets: Only | Tickets.co.uk
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British Museum (London) - The Ark of Grace
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The British Museum - London
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British Museum Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World ...
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British Museum | London Evening Standard
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British Museum - Vikipedi
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British Museum | Overview, History, Collection, & Facts ...
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The Great Court in the British Museum | personallyglo
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November | 2011 | The Heritage Trust
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British Museum | Museums in Bloomsbury, London
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London Calling: GODS AND GODDESSES IN ROMAN BRITAIN at The ...
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World Visits: British Museum World Collection Of ...
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Blog 10 – The British Museum | hmdegree
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7 June 1753: the British Museum is established by Act of ...
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British Museum - Wikipedia
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British Museum | Hot Cute Girly Geek
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Stunning new VisitLondon video reveals London's top 10 ...
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British Museum careful not to use too many 'confusing ...
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Stuck in Tiny Singapore: Top ten free things to do in London
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Visite du British Museum - YouTube
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British Museum, London - Book Tickets & Tours ...
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A Short Guide to the British Museum in London - YouTube
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British Museum introduces curbs on tour groups - Telegraph
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Anthropology Library & Research Centre, British Museum ...
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Working in Norway: London, England, Day 5 - British Museum
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10 Must-See Museums for Every Traveler - LostWaldo
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7 of the Most Renowned Museums in the World - Travel ...
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Regency History: The history of the British Museum
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London more popular than Paris with 16.8million visitors ...
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The British Museum tour, London - YouTube
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BRITISH MUSEUM OPENING HOURS. OPENING HOURS - BETTY BRINN ...
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Greenpeace activists close British Museum with BP ...
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British Museum - 7 Highlights, Info & Tips
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Museum | Heartening Journeys
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The 100 best paintings in London: British Museum – London ...
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