Historical city travel guide: London, late 16th century
10 July 2020

In this week’s Historical City Travel Guide, we journey to Elizabethan London. From the Tower of London to the theatres and bear pits of the south bank, we guide you through the things to see in England’s capital city, as well as providing some tips on what to buy, where to eat and the best inns in town.

Virtual visit: London landmarks
31 May 2020

Dreaming of a day out? Join us as we take you on a virtual whistle-stop tour of some London sights through the prints and drawings collections.

What’s on at the British Museum in 2019?
1 January 2019

From manga to Munch, the myths of Troy to the realities of feeding the world, see what’s coming up in our 2019 exhibitions programme!

Thoughts on the Sainsbury African Galleries: a Black History Month special
24 October 2017

Alex Oma-Pius is Artistic Director of IROKO Theatre Company, who are regular performers at the Museum. For Black History Month, he tells the stories of some of the highlight objects he’s encountered in the Sainsbury African Galleries.

Montagu House: the first British Museum
23 June 2017

Museum Archivist Francesca Hillier takes us through the fascinating history of the first building to house the British Museum’s collection, Montagu House.

Dirty old river: secrets of the Thames
31 May 2017

London’s history has always been closely connected to the River Thames, one of the UK’s longest and deepest rivers. On London History Day, Jennifer Wexler, Digital Research Project Producer, dredges up some of the fascinating objects found in this famous river.

The British Museum podcast: The Suicide Exhibition
23 August 2016

Nick Harris, Digital Creative Producer chats with Curator of Modern Money, Tom Hockenhull, and Museum Historian, Marjorie Caygill, about how the Museum dealt with the threat from German bombers during the Blitz.