Gaverne Bennett’s highlight objects: African kingdoms timeline
29 October 2021

Explore our new African kingdoms timeline with Gaverne Bennett, who has selected a range of fascinating objects to take a closer look at.

What’s on at the British Museum in 2022?
18 October 2021

Get a sneak peek at the British Museum’s 2022 special exhibitions as we take a first look at our shows on Stonehenge, hieroglyphs and feminine power.

Top 10 historical board games
26 February 2021

Try your hand at ten games spanning over 5,000 years of history – including ancient board games still played today, like the Game of Ur, senet, warri, mahjong and chess.

Depicting the dead: ancient Egyptian mummy portraits
27 October 2020

Senior scientist Caroline Cartwright explores how these fascinating objects were made, and what they can tell us about the people they portray.

Historical city travel guide: Thebes, Egypt, 13th century BC
12 June 2020

Travel back to the 13th century BC and to Thebes – one of ancient Egypt’s most important cities. Ramesses II is reigning pharaoh and Thebes is a bustling city with impressive monuments, flourishing trade, delicious food and lively festivals.

Love around the world
14 February 2019

Love is everywhere on Valentine’s Day and the Museum is no exception. Join us on a tour of love stories from across the globe.

The British Museum Membercast: Nefertiti’s face
26 June 2018

This month Iszi presents the Members’ exclusive lecture from Joyce Tyldesley and explores the creation of a cultural icon, from its ancient origins to its modern context: its discovery, its display, and its dual role as a political pawn and artistic inspiration.