The British Museum with Google

The British Museum is working with Google to help more people from all over the world access the collection. Explore the galleries with Google Street View, learn about objects’ stories in Google Cultural Institute, and discover connections through The Museum of the World, a new WebGL (Web Graphics Library) desktop experience.

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The Museum of the World is an interactive experience, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. Discover British Museum objects from prehistory to the present using the most advanced WebGL (Web Graphics Library) technology available. Jump back in time, listen to curators share their insights, and connect objects across time and space.
Best viewed in Chrome.



View virtual exhibits on themes from ancient Egypt to contemporary art.

Google Street View

Explore the Museum’s galleries and see iconic objects, no matter where you are, with Google Street View.

Google Cultural Institute

Discover thousands of British Museum objects with Google Cultural Institute, including a gigapixel image of the Admonitions scroll.

‘Façade of the British Museum’ by Ham II is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0