International touring exhibitions and loans
An international Museum

The British Museum has an extensive programme of touring exhibitions and object loans. Each year, large numbers of objects from the collection travel to museums and galleries outside the UK for temporary exhibition.

The international touring exhibitions programme offer visitors a chance to experience a British Museum exhibition at an international venue.

About international touring exhibitions 

Individual and small groups of objects are regularly loaned to museums around the world.


Blue pin = current touring exhibition

International exhibitions currently on tour

Javanese shadow puppet

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Using a huge range of materials, this exhibition encourages visitors to travel back in time and across the globe to discover how humans have shaped, and been shaped by, the world over the past two million years.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, until 28 June 2015

Treasures of the World's cultures

The exhibition brings together a superb selection of treasures from across the British Museum collection.

National Museum Singapore
5 December 2015 – 29 May 2016