Collection of the British Museum is established

Collection of the British Museum is established

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British parliament bought the collection of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane and made it accessible to the public. The prize was 20 000 pounds, which was far less than the value of the collection. It consisted of 50 000 books and 69 352 items of nature and art. The collection was placed in the Montagu House in the Bloomsbury district in London.

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