Legion Life in The Roman Army,British Museum

Legion life in the Roman army

What did life in the Roman army look like from a soldier’s perspective? What did their families make of life in the fort? How did the newly conquered react? Legion explores life in settled military communities from Scotland to the Red Sea through the people who lived it.

01 February 2024 - 23 June 2024

Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays 20.30)

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Luxury and power,British Museum

Luxury And Power: Persia to Greece

Drawing on dazzling objects from Afghanistan to Greece, this exhibition moves beyond the ancient Greek spin to explore a more complex story about luxury.

04 May 2023 - 13 August 2023

Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays 20.30)

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Hieroglyphs,British Museum

Hieroglyphs unlocking ancient Egypt

Marking 200 years since the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, this major exhibition takes you through the trials and hard work that preceded, and the revelations that followed, this ground-breaking moment.

13 October 2022 - 19 February 2023

10.00–17.00 (Fridays 20.30)

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

Raphael,British Museum

Raphael and his school drawing connections

Following the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael (1483–1520) in 2020, experience the Italian Renaissance master’s exquisite drawings and trace his influence through the work of his pupils.

02 February 2022 - 15 May 2022

Daily: 10.00–17.00

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Drawing attention,British Museum

Drawing attention: emerging British artists

Discover some of the most compelling emerging talents in the field of contemporary drawing, displayed alongside highlights from the Museum’s collection dating back to the early 1500s.

17 March 2022 - 28 August 2022

Daily: 10.00–17.00

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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The World of Stonehenge,British Museum

The world of Stonehenge

Informed by ground-breaking recent archaeological and scientific discoveries, this landmark exhibition offers new insight on one of the world’s great wonders, bringing the true story of Stonehenge into sharper focus than ever before.

17 February 2022 - 17 July 2022

Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays 20.30)

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Peru,British Museum

Peru: a journey in time

Marking Peru’s bicentennial year of independence, this exhibition highlights the history, beliefs and cultural achievements of the different peoples who lived here from around 2500 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the 1500s, and their legacy in the centuries that followed.

11 November 2021 - 20 February 2022

Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays 20.30)

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

Hokusai,British Museum

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything

Over 100 newly rediscovered drawings by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) will go on public display for the very first time at the British Museum.

30 September 2021 - 30 January 2022

Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays 20.30)

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Notorious Roman Emperor Nero Explored In New British Museum Show

Nero: the man behind the myth

Drawing on the latest research, this major exhibition questions the traditional narrative of the ruthless tyrant and eccentric performer, revealing a different Nero, a populist leader at a time of great change in Roman society.

27 May 2021 - 24 October 2021

Daily 10.00–17.00 (20.30 Fridays)

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Edmund de Waal library of exile

Edmund de Waal: library of exile

Closed until further notice

Created as a ‘space to sit and read and be’, library of exile is an installation by British artist and writer, Edmund de Waal, housing more than 2,000 books in translation, written by exiled authors.

12 March 2020 - 08 September 2020

Daily: 10.00–17.30 Fridays: 10.00–20.30

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Käthe Kollwitz

Portrait of the artist Käthe Kollwitz

This show celebrates the humanity and enduring impact of one of the most influential 20th-century printmakers – Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945).

12 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Daily 10:00 - 17:30

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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Troy British Museum

Troy: myth and reality

The legend of Troy has endured for more than 3,000 years. Explore the breath-taking art that brings the captivation characters to life, from dramatic ancient sculptures and exquisite vase paintings to powerful contemporary works.

21 November 2019 - 08 March 2020

daily 10.00–17.30

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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