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Celts: Art and Identity

British Museum, London

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The British Museum is covering a vast and complex history in the first major exhibition to focus on the story of the Celts. This show combines modern research with a collection of extraordinary objects dating back to the Iron Age.

Preview the exhibition below | The Top Five Exhibitions Opening This Week 

Horned helmet (200-50 BC), Bronze, from the River Thames at Waterloo Bridge, London, England

Horned helmet (200-50 BC), Bronze, from the River Thames at Waterloo Bridge, London, England
© The Trustees of the British Museum

(, AD 700–800), Silver, gold and amber, Hunterston, south-west Scotland

Hunterston brooch © National Museums Scotland

Gundestrup Cauldron (100 BC–AD 1), Silver, Gundestrup, northern Denmark

Gundestrup Cauldron (100 BC–AD 1), Silver, Gundestrup, northern Denmark © National Museum of Denmark

Painted pot (AD 700–800), Ceramic, from Clermont-Ferrand

Painted pot (AD 700–800), Ceramic, from Clermont-Ferrand © Bibracte / Antoine Maillier

The Battersea Shield (350-50 BC), Bronze, glass, found int he River Thames at Battersea Bridge, London, England

The Battersea Shield (350-50 BC), Bronze, glass, found int he River Thames at Battersea Bridge, London, England © The Trustees of the British Museum

Tully Lough Cross (AD 700–900), Tully Lough, north-west Ireland

Tully Lough Cross (AD 700–900), Tully Lough, north-west Ireland © National Museum of Ireland

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