A visitor examines the clothing and royal jewellery in Room 50

Room 50

Britain and Europe 800 BC–AD 43

Visiting the gallery

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Closed until further notice.

The Iron Age was a time of dramatic change for the people of Britain and Europe.

Iron replaced bronze as the material used to make tools and weapons, while religion, art, daily life, economics and politics changed dramatically.

The story of these civilisations (known to the Greeks and Romans as Britons, Celts, Germans and Iberians) and their distinct material cultures, is told in Room 50 through decorated Iron Age artefacts known as 'Celtic Art' and more everyday objects.

Take a virtual tour

Get a feel for how life changed during the Iron Age as you tour the display cases of Room 50 using Google Street View.

Display cases in Room 50. ©2020 Google

Accessibility

  • Some objects in this collection feature of the British Sign Language guide handset, available from the Audio guide Desk in the Great Court.
  • Some objects in this collection feature on the audio description guide, available from Audio guide Desk in the Great Court.
  • Seating is available.
  • Step-free access. 
  • View sensory map.

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