Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds

Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds

The BP exhibition

19 May - 27 November 2016
Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery
£16.50, Members/under 16s free

★★★★★
‘spectacular... a show to move you to tears of wonder’
The Times

★★★★★
‘staggeringly beautiful’
Evening Standard

Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in this blockbuster exhibition.

Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres and, with Canopus, was a major centre for worship.

Discover their incredible story, which is transforming our understanding of ancient Egypt and Greece’s remarkable relationship.

£16.50, concessions available, Members/under 16s free

#SunkenCities

Supported by BP.

Organised with the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine and the Hilti Foundation. 


Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds - Restaurant lunch package

Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds - Restaurant lunch package

The BP exhibition

Available 4 August 2016 - 27 November 2016
British Museum Great Court Restaurant

Enhance your exhibition experience with delicious dishes inspired by the fusion of Mediterranean cultures.

From lamb kofta to aubergine moussaka, dukkah spiced lemon sole and the Museum’s own take on Umm Ali, enjoy a set menu inspired by Egyptian and Greek cuisine, developed by exhibition Curator Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Chef Yuriy Zatsarnyy.

Alternatively you can enjoy an afternoon tea after your visit to the exhibition.

2-course lunch and then 14.00 exhibition entry - £33
3-course lunch and then 14.00 exhibition entry - £36
14.00 exhibition entry, followed by afternoon tea - £28

Subject to availability.

When booking your package, please contact the restaurant directly to confirm your preferred reservation time:
+44 (0)20 7323 8990
BMrestaurant@benugo.com

Supported by BP

Organised with the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine and the Hilti Foundation. 


Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds - Friday dinner package

Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds - Friday dinner package

The BP exhibition

Available 4 August 2016 - 27 November 2016 (Fridays only)
British Museum Great Court Restaurant

Enhance your exhibition experience with delicious dishes inspired by the fusion of Mediterranean cultures.

From lamb kofta to aubergine moussaka, dukkah spiced lemon sole and the Museum’s own take on Umm Ali, enjoy a set menu inspired by Egyptian and Greek cuisine, developed by exhibition Curator Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Chef Yuriy Zatsarnyy

18.00 exhibition entry and then 2-course dinner - £33
18.00 exhibition entry and then 3-course dinner - £36
Afternoon tea followed by 18.00 exhibition entry - £28
Subject to availability.

When booking your package, please contact the restaurant directly to confirm your preferred reservation time:
+44 (0)20 7323 8990
BMrestaurant@benugo.com

Supported by BP

Organised with the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine and the Hilti Foundation. 


Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds - Afternoon tea package

Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds - Afternoon tea package

The BP exhibition

Available 4 August 2016 - 27 November 2016
British Museum Great Court Restaurant

Enjoy an afternoon tea before or after your visit to the BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds.

Afternoon tea with exhibition entry at 14.00 (every day) or 18.00 (Fridays only) - £28.

Subject to availability.

When booking your package, please contact the restaurant directly to confirm your preferred reservation time:
+44 (0)20 7323 8990
BMrestaurant@benugo.com

Supported by BP

Organised with the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine and the Hilti Foundation. 


South Africa: the art of a nation

South Africa: the art of a nation

27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
Room 35
£12.00, Members/under 16s free

From some of the earliest examples of human creativity to cutting-edge contemporary works, discover the fascinating history of South Africa through art.

In this exhibition a diverse range of art from across the ages tells a story that stretches back 100,000 years. From rock art made by the country’s earliest peoples to works by South African artists at the forefront of contemporary art, the exhibition features beautiful and important objects, which illustrate South Africa’s rich history.

Come on a journey from the very beginnings of artistic thought, through some of the earliest sculpture in southern Africa to colonial art from the 17th century onwards. See magnificent examples of 19th-century South African art, highly charged 20th-century works that responded to segregation and apartheid, and pieces that showcase the post-apartheid transformation of the nation since 1990.

The exhibition features a selection of significant objects, including some of the world’s oldest art objects and striking contemporary pieces responding to the country’s recent past. See the history of a nation from a new perspective and celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the many peoples that have contributed to the story of South Africa.