Notable hauls include a rare hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins
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Tuesday 14 January 2014
The British Museum has recorded the most successful year in its history, with 6.7 million visitors through the door in 2013, helped by blockbuster exhibitions such as Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Wednesday 08 January 2014
An exhibition at the British Museum will show that Cold War-era ideas on China’s past gave a short-sighted view of the country
Thursday 26 September 2013
Huge wooden warship dubbed the Norse 'weapon of mass destruction' at the centre of new exhibition dispelling 'fluffy bunny' scholarship on Vikings
Wednesday 26 June 2013
The British Museum is set to hold an exhibition on the subject of sex in Japanese art.
Friday 24 May 2013
The Week In Books
Monday 29 April 2013
Senior figures at the British Museum will next year realise a dream when they display the largest Viking ship ever discovered as part of a major new blockbuster exhibition.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Anyone wondering whether Shakespeare's plays are relevant today could do worse than visiting a new exhibition at London's British Museum dedicated to the "Bard", and, more importantly, the world in which he lived.
Thursday 05 July 2012
The British Museum is no longer just for the British, it seems. As Government funding falls and the museum seeks other sources of cash, the UK's most popular visitor attraction has more exhibitions on tour than ever before and is increasingly targeting wealthy countries.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Shakespeare – the hoodie with the headphones
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Rising knife crime in London, youth gangs out of control, and helpless lawmakers attempting to curb the fighting by banning certain types of blade. It may sound familiar, but this was the London of William Shakespeare's day, and gives an insight into one of his most enduring love stories.
Friday 13 August 2004
Sunday 20 April 2003
Sunday 10 November 2002
Tuesday 21 May 2002
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
- 1 Gun instructor accidentally shot dead by nine-year-old girl with Uzi gun
- 2 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 5 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has