#Repost @londonhistorian (@get_repost) ・・・ Happy Birthday to The @britishmuseum whose doors opened 15 January 1759. The Museum was founded in 1753 on the death of Sir Hans Sloane, who bequeathed his collection of 71,000 objects to the nation. After the Trustees rejected Buckingham House (later the site of Buckingham Palace) they settled for Great Russell Street and from 1900 they even had their own Underground Station (photo above) on the corner of Bloomsbury Court. It was closed in 1933 having been deemed obsolete with the expansion of Holborn station just 100 metres away.

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