The British museum is closed temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak but it continues to remain accessible though its digital channels.
Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum said:
We’ve taken this decision with a heavy heart but our absolute priority is the health and safety of our staff and visitors. At present we don’t know when we’ll be able to reopen but we hope to be able to provide further updates soon. We’ll be updating and adding to digital content during the period we’re closed to allow visitors to stay in touch with the Museum. We’ll share our collections, research and programmes in new ways that will not require a trip to the Museum. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to the Museum as soon as we can.
The Museum remains accessible through its digital channels. And now seat comfortably and be ready to travel through its huge collection worth hours and days of exploration.
- Galleries: find out more about the collection in each of our galleries, plus take a virtual tour of Prints and Drawings and Oceania.
- The collection: Collection online(Opens in new window) allows visitors to search over four million object records online or take a look at our collection highlights and stories.
- School resources: From Early Years Foundation Stage up to Key Stage 5 the Museum covers all areas of the curriculum whether you are in the classroom or teaching at home.
The team will continue to share the collection with the public as fully as possible on social media.
- Instagram (Opens in new window)
- Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Facebook (Opens in new window)
- YouTube (Opens in new window)
Explore the Museum’s galleries virtually via Google Street View(Opens in new window).
Take a journey behind the scenes with the Museum’s downloadable podcasts(Opens in new window).
Delve into Google Arts and Culture for online exhibitions and stories(Opens in new window), including a project looking at the Mayan World(Opens in new window).