Celts: Art and Identity at the British Museum


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Think you know what being Celtic means? The British Museum invites you to delve into the Celtic identity – both ancient and modern – in the fascinating exhibition Celts: Art and Identity. Starting with the origins of the Celts around 2,500 years ago, you'll go on a journey exploring the invention and reinvention of Celtic culture over the years and across the globe.

See magnificent Iron Age treasures including the Waterloo Helmet and Battersea Shield, found in the depths of the river Thames and other objects from across the UK including Roman jewellery, rare early medieval manuscripts, striking stone crosses and an exquisite Liberty tea set. Plus, there are some major international loans, showing the strong, interconnected influence of Celtic culture across Europe and the world.


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British Museum

British Museum
Great Russell Street
+44 (0)20 7323 8000
Public transport:
Tube: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square

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