Located in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum is home to millions of the world's precious and revered artistic artifacts.
Over his lifetime, Sir Hans Sloane collected more than 71,000 objects which he wanted preserved intact after his death. Subsequently, the British Museum was founded and from the very beginning, the museum has granted free admission to all "studious and curious persons." In the 18th century, the museum averaged roughly 5,000 visitors per year. Today, that number has grown to nearly 6 million. The museum offers tours, loans, learning, exhibitions, such as Pharaoh: King of Egypt, and the unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum's collection, giving everyone the opportunity to learn and interact. In 2019, the British Museum began working on a major project, the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, which provides a world-class facility for visitors and researchers.