Wednesday 3 February 2021

British Museum - Spotlight on Sutton Hoo, online events, how to write cuneiform and more

A photo taken inside the exhibition showing a whaling suit, a canoe and a parka against a blue light.

The Citi exhibition

Arctic: culture and climate

Although our Arctic exhibition is temporarily closed, there are still plenty of ways to explore the show online.

Find curator’s tours and blogs, catch up with online events, explore exhibition highlights, watch videos and more. 

Join Dr Gabrielle Walker for our next online event, at 17.30 GMT on 18 February, when she'll be questioning whether we can adapt to the pressures of a changing climate. Book your place here.

Explore online

Lead supporter Citi

Supported by
Julie and Stephen Fitzgerald
AKO Foundation

A wooden toy of Arctic ice fishing

Shop the show

Inspired by the Arctic

Get up to 50% off our wonderful range inspired by life in the Arctic, including the beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue. Every purchase supports the Museum.

Shop now
A black and white photograph showing the excavations of the ship burial at Sutton Hoo.

‘The Dig’

Spotlight on Sutton Hoo

Based on real events, The Dig is now available to watch on Netflix, and reimagines the 1939 excavations of the Anglo-Saxon ship burial.

In our latest blog, curator Sue Brunning looks at eight scenes from the film to see how the silver screen portrayal compares to the momentous historical excavation. Read all about what she found via the button below. 

Shop our Sutton Hoo-inspired range including replicas, books and more here

Read the blog
Inside the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world


Support the Museum

Donations allow essential work to continue while we are closed, and help us make the Museum accessible online. If you can, please donate today.

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A photograph of a woman dressed in white with a blue-ish purple light over her.


5 February – 11.00 GMT

Join us for Hidden/revealed – a day-long programme of free online poetry readings, films and talks from disabled artists, as they re-examine the collection and the Museum’s exhibition programme.

Join in
A photo of a man playing an instrument with an orange light.

A space to be

Watch anytime

Catch up with all our previous events on our events YouTube channel, including an evening of performances inspired by Edmund de Waal’s library of exile, with musical responses from inside the Museum.

Catch up