British Museum: Collection Highlights

45 min
18 stops
English
From ancient flint handaxes to a penny defaced by suffragettes, enjoy extracts from our audio guide about some of the British Museum's most popular objects.

This playlist represents the original order of the tour. Following the current visiting rout...
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Tracks

Two British handaxes

01:42 | Enlightenment | Ground Floor | Room 1 - open

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The Royal Game of Ur

00:54 | Mesopotamia 6000–1500 BC | Level 3 | Room 56

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Relief of a lion hunt

02:02 | Assyria: Lion hunts | Level 0 | Room 10a

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Parthenon gallery

01:58 | Greece: Parthenon | Level 0 | Room 18 - open

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The Rosetta Stone

02:29 | Egyptian sculpture | Level 0 | Room 4 - open

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Amaravati double-sided relief

02:19 | India: Amaravati | Level 1 | Room 33a

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The Sutton Hoo Helmet

00:58 | Sutton Hoo and Europe AD 300–1100 | Level 3 | Room 41

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Hoa Hakananai’a

02:35 | Living and Dying | Level 0 | Room 24 - open

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The David Vases

01:47 | Chinese ceramics – Sir P. David Collection | Level 2 | Room 95

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The Holy Thorn Reliquary

02:32 | The Waddesdon Bequest | Level 0 | Room 2a

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Double-headed serpent mosaic

01:12 | Mexico | Level 0 | Room 27 - open

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Iznik footed bowl

02:40 | The Islamic world | Level 1 | Room 42–43

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Mechanical galleon

01:02 | Clocks and watches | Level 3 | Room 39

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Samurai armour

02:22 | Japan | Level 5 | Room 93

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Moon jar

01:25 | Korea | Level 2 | Room 67

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Warrior Shirt

01:45 | North America | Level 0 | Room 26 - open

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Penny defaced by suffragettes

01:33 | Money | Level 3 | Room 68

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Tree of Life sculpture

01:43 | Africa | Lower Ground | Room 25 - open

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Credits

© 2020 Trustees of the British Museum

Venue

The British Museum

London

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