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What's On Pages

The London British Museum has many new exhibitions and shows every year, as well as lots of other special events and talks throughout the year.

This page will be kept up to date with all the latest news etc so that you will never miss a thing.

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Current Exhibition- London British Museum

Egypt- faith after the pharaohs

29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016

Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land.

This exhibition tells the story of the change from a world of many ancient gods to the worship of one God. Uniquely preserved in Egypt’s arid climate, the objects in the exhibition show how the shift to monotheism – the belief in one God – affected every part of life. Egypt’s experience reflects the wider move from the ancient to medieval world, a transition that has shaped the world today.


Celts - art and identity

24 September 2015 – 31 January 2016

Come on a journey tracing what it means to be Celtic. This is the first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art and identity, from the first recorded mention of ‘Celts’ to an exploration of contemporary Celtic influences. Discover how this identity has been revived and reinvented over the centuries, across Britain, Europe and beyond.


Past Exhibitions

Ming - 50 years that changed China

18 September 2014 – 5 January 2015 

Germany - Memories Of A Nation

16th October - 25 January 2015

Adults £10 children Free 


3 Oct 2013 – 5 Jan 2014

Adults £7

More information

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

28 March - 29 Sept 2013 Adults £15

Dog from pompeii

Arcimboldo to Kitaj
30 May - 1 September 2013

130 prints and drawings on display from the 11,000 acquired by the British Museum over the past five years.

Yaller Bird British Museum

Ice Age art arrival of the modern mind
7 February - 26 May 2013

Artworks from the last Ice Age from across Europe which were created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago. A unique opportunity to see the world's oldest known sculptures, drawings and portraits.

Ice Age Britain

Virtual autopsy - explore an Egyptian
16 Nov - 3 March 2013 Room 64

Explore a five and a half thousand year old mummy and discover its secrets.

This is aninteractive exhibit based on medical visualisation technology and research.

Virtual Autopsy British Museum

Ritual and revelry
The art of drinking in Asia
27 Sept 2012 - 6 January 2013 Free

Discover the importance of water, alcohol and tea in cultures across Asia over the past 2,500 years.

Displays including items used for drinking, pouring and performing religious offerings. There are also pictures showing the importance of these rituals in many Asian religious ceremonies.

tea pot British Museum

Renaissance to Goya

20 Sept 2012 - 6 Jan 2013

Prints and drawings by mainly Spanish and important European artists working in Spain from the mid-16th to the first decades of the 19th century. Lots of these prints and drawings have never been on display before anywhere, so this is a great opportunity to see for the first time some fantastic pieces of art..

Some of the artists include Diego Velázquez, Vicente Carducho,  Bartolomé Murillo and Francisco de Goya

Goya at the British Museum

To find out more information about any of the above events visit the London British Museum website for full details and booking.

The information is correct at the time of publishing but events should be confirmed with the museum in question to avoid disappointment.

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