Celts – Art and Identity

Opening at the British Museum in London on the 24th September is a major exhibition which will examine the full history of Celtic art and identity.

  • Many objects provide clues to and raise questions about Celtic identity.
  • From the depths of the River Thames come magnificent Iron Age treasures such as the Waterloo helmet and Battersea shield.
  • Roman jewellery, early medieval manuscripts and crosses, a Liberty tea set and even a modern football shirt tell a constantly evolving British and Irish story.
  • Major loans, such as the spectacular Gundestrup cauldron, reveal profound cultural connections across Europe.

24 September 2015 – 31 January 2016

Opening times

Saturday – Thursday 10.00–17.30
Friday 10.00–20.30
Last entry 80 minutes before closing

Tickets for adults cost £16.50 – under 16 and you get in free.

The exhibition moves to Edinburgh in March 2016.