Welcome to the British Museum website. The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Search highlight objects of the collection and view current research projects. Find information about visiting, including admission and opening times, events and exhibitions, gallery guides and teaching resources. Exhibitions and events at the British Museum including Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, Picasso to Julie Mehretu, Buddhism across Asia, Afghanistan Crossroads of the Ancient World, Eric Gill public and private art, Silk fotress turban, Adornment and identity jewellery and costume from Oman, Traditional jewellery and dress from the Balkans, Lasting impressions seals from the Islamic World, No equal in the world artistic legacies of Herat Afghanisatan and other touring exhibitions.