To mark the 850th anniversary of the assassination of the Thomas Becket, the British Museum has announced a major exhibition about the man, the Archbishop, the saint.
In the British Museum at the moment is an exhibition about a period of German history that's both well known, and hardly known at all - the hyperinflation of the world war periods.
A document that is so rare and fragile that it can only be seen for a few weeks each year has gone on display in the British Museum.
At a time when art seems to be getting ever larger and less able to fit into private homes, there's an exhibition of the opposite end of the spectrum, of postcards as art.
Monopoly is the famous money obsessed board game, but an exhibition now open looks at the much wider appearance of money in games, boards and otherwise.
Looking at how Europeans traded with Asia from the 18th century onwards, an exhibition shows how Asia viewed these strange foreigners in their homelands.
Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.
At around 9,500 years old, a plaster covered human skull is the oldest portrait in the British Museum, and it's currently on display.
Modern collectors may prize perfect specimens of Roman coins, but ancient Roman rulers were keener on defacing them.
A new display has opened in the British Museum, of puppets from Southeast Asia - and its probably the first time many of the objects have gone on public display.
A small side room in the British Museum is currently hosting a rare collection of buried treasure -- a display of buried hoards.
A vast 17th century cloth from India has gone on display in the British Museum, filling an entire wall of the gallery.
In 1898, one of Britain's richest men died, and part of his legacy, a vast confection of antiquities was donated to the British Museum, which has now put them on display in a dedicated space.
In ancient temples did crocodiles dwell, worshiped and admired, until mighty Egypt fell.
A small display of the work by three of Japan's leading contemporary manga artists is currently running at the British Museum.