Museum stories
Welcome to the new British Museum blog

Welcome to the new British Museum blog, a place where we’ll share with you the Museum’s many stories.

This is not just a redesign, but a rethink of what a blog is for. As we’ve been going through the process of replacing our websites over the last year, starting with the new search portal you can find at, we’ve been thinking deeply about what each of these destinations is for.

A blog needs to tell stories – that much is obvious – but what kinds of stories and why? The beauty of the Museum is its diversity – from new research about the collection, to the work carried out by our scientists and conservators, and from our social media videos and podcasts to exhibitions and public programming, there is a world to discover and a world we’re proud to share.

This blog’s role is to capture that diversity and make it accessible to our readers in as many ways as possible. From long-form articles exploring subjects in great detail, to listicles about things you didn’t know about the Museum (and there are LOTS!), we want to find the right ways to share stories with you.

Increasingly the readership of this blog will be drawn from our social media audiences on Facebook, Twitter and beyond, and that means we’ll be using new functionality like Facebook’s Instant Articles to make it faster for you to read, wherever you are.

I hope that you’ll find the British Museum blog to be an exploratory resource and a go-to site for relevant and thought-provoking posts about not only wonderful objects, but all the areas in which the Museum works.

At this early stage in the blog’s life, we’d love to get your feedback and to know what you think works and doesn’t work. Once you’ve had a look around the site, please take a few moments to fill in our survey so that we can continue to improve on our digital output.