THATMuse
Glass of coins with green plant

The Evolution of Money: Ancient Coins at the British Museum

Money has always been an important part of the British Museum’s collection. Coins allow us to learn more about the kings and rulers who issued them, and the messages they wanted to send to their people. The British… Read More

Interior of the Natural History Museum, London

6 Stories of Scientific Subterfuge at the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum seems beautiful and perfect from the outside. The museum is inarguably a force for good in the world, increasing our understanding of nature and how we can protect and preserve the living world.

London skyline

London in Lockdown: Exploring the Streets From Home

Are you itching to explore but stuck at home? Maybe your trip to London has been cancelled, or you just need to get your brain out exploring beyond the four walls? Let me lead you on a walking tour of London from the safety of your own home!

Roman Copy of a 5th century Greek statue

Learning About Ancient Greek Athletes from a Roman Statue

The Daidoumenos of Vaison is a Roman marble statue of an ancient Greek athlete. Found at Vaison, a Roman town in Southern France, this beautiful piece is at the British Museum (because the Louvre refused to buy it… Read More

Hope, the Natural History Museum whale

Meet Hope & Sophie: Gigantic Natural History Museum Highlights

As soon as you set foot inside the Natural History Museum, you are greeted by some of the collection’s most amazing skeletons. Depending on which entrance you use, you will be met by one of two Natural History… Read More

Getting a Glimpse of Ancient Greek Society from a Drinking Vase

Greek vases are wonderful tools we can use to understand gender roles, rules of social behaviour and practices of real life. Here, we ‘read’ the scene of a drinking vase to get a glimpse of ancient Greek society.

Love Hunt: Cupid – Beauty and the Beast.

Our final Love Hunt Blog before Valentine’s Day is all about its chubby little mascot: Cupid. Check out the whole series here, here and here! However our little cherub has a much more storied past, before he was… Read More

Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers

Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers Today for our third Love Hunt blog we have a very special object. The oldest and most mysterious object on our Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers. Possibly the oldest porn in… Read More

Love Hunt: The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus

Thetis and Peleus – Wedding of the Ages  Welcome to our second Love Hunt blog (see the first here). Read up on the sauciest stories from antiquity and get yourselves some bonus points! Welcome to the tale of… Read More

Love Hunt: Priapus, Comedy or Tragedy?

Love Hunt: Priapus Welcome to our new blog series, highlighting the great treasures in our British Museum Love Hunt. Discover some of the most famous lovers in history: Thetis and Peleus, The Ain Sakhri Lovers and Cupid and… Read More

Family THATNat Meeting Point, Rules and Tools.

GIRAFFE START & FINISH POINT You’ll meet your THATMuse Rep at the Giraffes in the main Hintze Hall. They will have a white canvas THATMuse tote and prior to your hunt their name and contact details will be… Read More

Family THATBrit Meeting Point, Rules and Tools

MEETING POINT Your first task will be to find our meeting point within the British Museum’s Great Court lobby. If entering the museum from the main entrance on Great Russell St, the circular Information Desk is to the… Read More