[meteorite-list] Happy Birthday Natural History Museum

From: E.L.Jones <jonee_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:00 2004
Message-ID: <3A6325B5.5FA75896_at_epix.net>

Best Wishes on this occassion Dr Grady!

I wonder what the first meteorite was in the collection?

1759: British Museum Opened in London

After the British government purchased three large private collections
of manuscripts, antique objects, plants, fossils, minerals, and coins,
Parliament passed the British Museum Act for London in 1753. As a
result, the British Museum opened on January 15, 1759 in Montague
House, in the Bloomsbury neighborhood of London. The world's first
public museum, it originally allowed only thirty visitors per day. It
is now the largest museum in Britain, with over four million visitors
annually. Its treasures include the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin
Marbles from the Parthenon.

History of the British Museum:

Official homepage of the British Museum:

Received on Mon 15 Jan 2001 11:31:43 AM PST

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