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Today marks the end of the month of #Ramadan. Here are two girls celebrating #Eid #EidMubarak!
Calling all mummies (& daddies/carers!) to an exclusive morning view of #8mummies #MummyMonday
This unusual mummy had his arms, legs, fingers and toes individually wrapped #MummyMonday
Marcel Duchamp was born #onthisday in 1887. Urinals as art? Mais oui...
Happy Birthday to Beatrix Potter. Discover The Tale of Peter Rabbit written in hieroglyphs!
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Beatrix Potter was born #onthisday in 1866. Here's one of her illustrations of 'The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies' from 1909
Beatrix Potter was born #onthisday in 1866. Here's one of her illustrations of Flopsy Bunnies
You can see a selection of German art medals from WWI in our free display in Room 69a
Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia #onthisday in 1914, marking the start of WWI
Ceiling of the Weston Great Hall by the Museum's Main entrance – remember to look up! #architecture #museums
Born #onthisday in 1857: E A Wallis Budge, former Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities
Artist Joseph Anton Koch was born #onthisday in 1768. Here's his version of Dante's Inferno
Born #onthisday in 1856: playwright George Bernard Shaw. His death mask is in the collection
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sutton Hoo with Masterpieces of Early medieval art
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The spectacular Sutton Hoo treasure was discovered #onthisday 75 years ago! See it in Room 41
Sit and relax with a Picnic or Cream Tea at our 'Picnic Gramophone Record Request Show' at our #SuttonHoo75 Weekend this 26th & 27th July!
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School's out for summer! Come and sample free workshops, activity backpacks and fun events!
Applications are now open for the Marsh Trust Awards, celebrating volunteers in museums
Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman emperor #onthisday in 306. Here's a gold medallion
Born #onthisday in 1783: revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. Here he is on a Venezuelan coin
The north face of the Eiger was first climbed #onthisday in 1938. Here's a pic of the mountain
Alphonse Mucha was born #onthisday in 1860. Here’s one of his beautiful Art Nouveau prints
To celebrate #Ming50Years, you could also #win a trip to China! Enter now
Watch our new #Ming50Years exhibition trailer and book now for September!