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Ancient World

Thumbnail Image Artefacts from Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Greece, Rome, Cyprus and the Ancient Near East, covering many aspects of ancient life

Applied Arts

Thumbnail Image European & Oriental sculpture & decorative arts, including pottery, porcelain, glass, textiles, fans, furniture, lacquerwork, clocks and watches, metalwork, jewellery & armour

Coins and Medals

Thumbnail Image Ancient, medieval and modern coins, medals, tokens, banknotes and other forms of money from all parts of the world

Manuscripts & Printed Books

Thumbnail Image Medieval & Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, manuscript and early printed music, fine printed books, literary autographs and archives

Paintings Drawing and Prints

Thumbnail Image Paintings, drawings and prints of European, American and Asian schools, from the thirteenth century to the present day


Thumbnail Image Examination, investigation, conservation and preservation of the Museum’s collections