A turquoise two-headed serpent mouth ajar, heads pointing in different directions.


Discover the Americas...

The Americas encapsulate the remarkable narratives of cultural achievement and human experience across two continents. 

The British Museum cares for around 90,000 contemporary, historical and archaeological objects that reflect the spectacular diversity of culture spanning more than 12,000 years across a third of the world's landmass. 

From a ceremonial mask of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of America to an ancient Maya hieroglyphic stairway recreated in Lancashire limestone, the objects within the collection have a rich and complex story to tell.

Explore the stories, blog posts and videos below and be inspired by the Americas.