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 Arts and Culture, and discover connections through The Museum of the World, a new WebGL (Web Graphics Library) desktop experience.

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 Arts and Culture

Discover thousands of British Museum objects with Google Arts and Culture, including a gigapixel image of the Admonitions scroll.

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

Maya Research Project

Unifying new technology with past preservation techniques to improve our documentation and understanding of Maya collections.

Learn more about the digital preservation process 

Experience the world of the Maya online on

Un vistazo al mundo Maya en linea