The British Museum works across the UK in partnership with more than 250 cultural organisations.
Three times more visitors saw a British Museum object outside of London than in Bloomsbury in 2020–2021, reaching half a million visitors outside London, even with pandemic-related closures.
The Museum is committed to sharing its collection and knowledge as widely as possible and to create a positive educational, social and economic impact for people and places across the UK. Facilitating new perspectives on our shared global history with others through our partnership work, these collaborations reflect diverse viewpoints, lived experiences and collective ideas.
We work collaboratively with partners on touring exhibitions and outreach projects like Where we are..., contributing to the enjoyment and sharing of culture around the country and reaching diverse communities in rural and urban locations.
We also provide training and skills development for sector professionals through our Knowledge Share Programme, for the public through the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and for young people through our programme of paid traineeships.
The British Museum is grateful to the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe for their lead support of our national work.