Thursday 3 December 2020

British Museum - We’re open! | Special exhibitions, seasonal gifts and more


A photograph of the Great Court showing a 'welcome back' banner

We’re open!

Welcome back

We’re delighted to be opening our doors again and can’t wait to welcome you back. 

Book your free timed tickets to visit the permanent collection and discover two million years of human history.

Find all our visiting and safety information here.
If you can’t visit in person yet, don’t worry – you can find all our favourite ways to enjoy the Museum from home in this blog.

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A visitor walking in Room 18


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An aerial photo showing a townscape in the Arctic.

The Citi exhibition

Arctic: culture and climate

Until 21 February 2021

★★★★★ ‘Mind-expanding’ – The Guardian

The dramatic loss of ice and erratic weather caused by climate change are putting unprecedented pressure on Arctic Peoples, testing their adaptive capacities and threatening their way of life. 

This ‘engrossing’ (The Telegraph) show celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of the Peoples of the frozen North, while serving as a timely reminder that what happens in the Arctic will affect us all. 

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Lead Supporter Citi

Supported by
Julie and Stephen Fitzgerald
AKO Foundation

A photo inside Room 35 showing the recreation of a Yogini temple in in Hirapur, Odisha, Eastern India.

Tantra: enlightenment to revolution

Until 24 January 2021

Tantra teaches that the world is infused with divine feminine power. This limitless power can be channelled through the body and mind to achieve rapid enlightenment in a single lifetime. 

Learn more about this radical philosophy, and its potential for opening up new ways of seeing and changing the world in our ‘bewitching’ exhibition (The Times). 

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Supported by the Bagri Foundation

An animated gif of products from the exhibition shop range.

Inspired by Tantra

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Bring the power of Tantra into your home with specially designed pieces, inspired by both the ancient philosophy and contemporary artistic practices.

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