The Museum's story

Exterior of the British Museum
Find out about the history of the Museum and its collection as well as new building developments at the Bloomsbury site. 

World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

Planned extension to the British Museum

An important new project at the British Museum that will enhance and develop its work for the future.


A tray of objects

All about the Museum, its founder and its collection.

The building

The Great Court

A look at the architecture and key spaces at the British Museum.