*REOPENS 1 SEPT* A British Museum touring exhibition - Ancient Iraq: new discoveries

This temporary exhibition will reopen on 1 September 2020



Tuesday 1 September - Sunday 1 November

Visitor information


Exhibition open 1 September - 1 November 2020

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm


Exhibition Hall, first floor.


Donations welcome (free entry). 

Booking information coming soon.


In this family-friendly exhibition, fascinating stories of ancient Iraq come to life through over 80 amazing items from the British Museum

Learn how 4,000-year-old cities like Girsu shaped today’s urban way of life, from laws and transport to writing and how we measure time.

Come face to face with the historical king Gudea. Discover the Epic of Gilgamesh – one of the earliest great works of literature – and see how current archaeologists are continuing to reveal the secrets of Iraq’s lost empires.

Generously supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M. Weinrebe.


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