Your support: success stories

Samsung Digital Discovery Centre

Samsung and the British Museum have been working together in partnership since 2009, developing an engaging and innovative digital learning programme through the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre which is offered free to schools and families. This award-winning partnership has transformed the Museum into a world leader in digital learning in museums.

The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre offers the most extensive on-site digital learning of any UK museum, with 11 programmes throughout the academic year, and family programmes 50 weekends a year. In the first 5 years of operation, the SDDC has attracted over 51,000 participants from 3 to 18 years. The programme also reaches more than 5,000 school students each year.

Samsung has renewed the sponsorship for a further 5 years, enabling the Museum to continue its work by creating additional programmes that respond to the new English National Curriculum. The renewal enables the Museum to develop more teacher-led activities in the galleries using Samsung’s latest tablets, extending the reach of the Samsung Centre beyond its physical confines. The programme continues to innovate and aims to double the number of school children engaged each year by 2018.

The partnership has been recognised by the following industry awards:

  • 35th annual Arts & Business Awards - Long Term Partnership Award (2014)
  • Mobile Entertainment Awards – Best Augmented Reality Campaign (2014)
  • UK Sponsorship Awards – Best Education and Learning Sponsorship (2015)

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Gold Royal Geographical Society medal

Acceptance in Lieu

Medals awarded to Scott of the Antarctic, acquired through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.

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Special event at the Museum


The Museum’s most longstanding corporate partner, supporting the public programme since 1996.

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Curator talk at the Museum

John Lyon’s Charity

A unique project bringing young people and Museum curators together to explore objects.

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Copper alloy radiate of Carausius, AD 286-293

Kenneth Day

A bequest from the estate of the late Mr Kenneth Day to the Department of Coins and Medals.

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White ink drawing based upon the architectural design of muqarnas

Maryam and Edward Eisler

Maryam and Edward Eisler provided significant funding to help the Museum expand its Middle East collection.

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A new building project transforming the way the Museum displays, studies and cares for its collection.

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Silver seal matrix set with a red jasper Roman intaglio showing the emperor Antoninus Pius

Dr John H Rassweiler

Supporting the care, research and public understanding of the museum’s collection of medieval seal matrices.

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Wolfson Foundation

The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Supporting accessible learning programmes at the British Museum

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