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British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the world's oldest national museum. It houses a vast collection of historical, archaeological and ethnographic objects from almost every part of the world. It also contains great collections of art, both ancient and modern and in all types of media. It is a great centre for the scholarly study and public interpretation of human culture from the earliest stone ages to the present.

The history and culture of the Sikhs is represented best in the Museum by an interesting group of paintings in the Department of Asia and by a very important collection of Sikh coins in the Department of Coins and Medals. Some of these objects will appear on this website in due course. Access can be gained to these materials by application to the appropriate department of the Museum.

Address: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Telephone: 020 7323 8000
Website: www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Images Courtesy the Trustees of the British Museum

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