A father and son looking at the wood carving in room 26

Room 26

North America

11000 BC – present

Visiting the gallery

Opening times

Daily 10.00–17.30 (20.30 on Fridays)

This gallery explores the different cultural identities of Native North American people from ancient times to the present.

Also illustrated in Room 26 is the effect of European contact and colonisation on Native North American communities. 

Objects on display in Room 26 range from pipes in the form of animals made by the Hopewell people in 200BC, to warrior shirts from the 18th century. Textiles, clothing, carved posts and pottery from the region are also on display.

Accessibility

  • Some objects in this collection feature on 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 the audio guide desk in the Great Court.
  • Seating is available.
  • Step-free access.
  • View sensory map (opens in new window).

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