Hotel is delighted to partner with The British
Museum on the sell-out Pompeii & Herculaneum
Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in
the world. The British Museum opened to the public on 15
January 1759 and offered free admission to all 'studious
and curious persons'. It was first housed in a
seventeenth-century mansion, Montagu
House, in Bloomsbury on the site of today's building.
With the exception of two World Wars, the Museum has remained open
ever since, gradually increasing its opening hours and moving from
an attendance of 5,000 per year to today's 6 million.
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum - until 29 September
Reading Room, Sponsored by Goldman Sachs
In spring 2013 the British Museum opened a major
exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. This
exhibition is the first ever held on these important cities at the
British Museum, and the first such major exhibition in London for
almost 40 years. It is the result of close collaboration with the
Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii, brings
together over 250 fascinating objects, both recent discoveries and
celebrated finds from earlier excavations. Many of these objects
have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition will have
a unique focus, looking at the Roman home and the people who lived
in these ill-fated cities.
Don’t miss out! As a partner we are
delighted to be able to offer our guests the chance to visit this
extremely popular exhibition, which is sold out at
weekends through July, with our
Uncover Pompeii weekend package.