Thursday 17 February 2022

British Museum - Stonehenge | Now open ✨


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Visitors inside 'The world of Stonehenge' looking at the Mold Gold Cape and the Nebra Sky Disc

The world of Stonehenge

Now open

★★★★★ ‘a knockout epic’ – The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘magnificent’ – The Times
★★★★★ ‘astonishing artefacts’ – The Evening Standard

Discover the human story behind the world’s most famous stone circle in this blockbuster exhibition on Stonehenge – the first of its kind in the UK.

The show journeys back to the Europe between 4000–1000 BC, revealing an age of travel, technology and trade that helped shape the iconic stone circle.

Under 16s go free.

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Organised with the State Museum of Prehistory, Halle/Saale, Germany

Visitors inside 'The world of Stonehenge' looking at round shields.

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A photograph of Stonehenge showing upright and horizontal stones.

How was it built?

New blog post

Archaeologist Mike Pitts takes a closer look at how Stonehenge was created and the technology used to transport its huge stones to the famous site in Wiltshire.

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Inside 'The world of Stonehenge' showing Seahenge on display

Curators’ introduction

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Join curators Neil Wilkin and Jennifer Wexler as they discuss some of their highlight objects from the show and explore its key themes.

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A blue tote bag with a starry background and an image of the Nebra Sky Disc.

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Inspired by Stonehenge

This brand new range features homeware, books, stationery and jewellery, all inspired by the ancient stone circle.

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Saturday 5 February 2022

British Museum - get ready for Stonehenge


A photograph of Stonehenge at dawn, showing a blue sky, frosty grass, and sunlight shining between the stones.

The world of Stonehenge

Opens 17 February

We can’t wait for our next major exhibition to open this month! The show will offer new insight into one of the world’s great wonders, bringing the true story of the ancient stone circle into focus like never before through a range of fascinating objects. 

Find out more about the monument in our curator’s blog post.

Book your tickets today – under 16s go free.

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