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November 2018

Experience Collisions virtual reality Date: Every day, until further notice Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Various times, select your date and time at Eventbrite
Take a journey to the land of Indigenous elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and the Martu people, to hear the story of the collision between Nyarri’s world view and his experience of nuclear testing at Maralinga.

Tour Museum highlights tour Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply

10–11am and 1–2pm
This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent galleries.

Experience Space Descent virtual reality Date: Every day, until further notice Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Various times, select your date and time at Eventbrite
Experience the thrill of being an astronaut using the latest 360-degree VR technology.

Exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country Time: 9am–5pm Date: Every day, until 18th Nov 2018 Ticket information: Free

Black Mist Burnt Country is an award-winning national touring exhibition of artworks telling the story of British atomic testing in Australia during the 1950s.

Exhibition First Australians Time: 9am–5pm Date: Every day, until further notice Ticket information: Free

The First Australians gallery is located on two levels and traces the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their spirituality, diversity, identity and survival.

Exhibition Journeys Time: 9am–5pm Date: Every day, until further notice Ticket information: Free

The Journeys gallery explores the fascinating journeys of people and objects that connect Australia to the world.

Exhibition Landmarks Time: 9am–5pm Date: Every day, until further notice Ticket information: Free

The Landmarks gallery is located on two levels and features over 1500 objects. It explores Australian history since European settlement, through stories of Australian places from across the continent.

Exhibition Old New Land Time: 9am–5pm Date: Every day, until further notice Ticket information: Free
The Old New Land gallery examines Australia’s diverse and unique species and environments by exploring how people have responded and adapted to the land over time.
Exhibition Rome: City and Empire Time: 9am–5pm Date: Every day, until 3rd Feb 2019 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Witness the grandeur of the vast empire of ancient Rome and share stories of everyday life, worship, war, glory and death, through more than 200 intriguing and beautiful objects from the British Museum.

Tour First Australians guided tour Time: 3pm–4pm Ticket information: Costs apply

3pm
Take a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country.

Event Rome Up Late CANCELLED Time: 5pm–10pm Date: Friday 2 November 2018 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Experience Ancient Rome after dark in an adults-only night of events. Visit the exhibition, grab a drink at the bar, learn some of the grisly details about life in Ancient Rome from our expert speakers and top the night off watching a popular classic film. Over 18s only, exhibition open 5–8.30pm

Event NFSA Rome film series: The Sin Eater Time: 7pm–8.40pm Date: Friday 2 November 2018 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

2003, rated M (The Order)
Heath Ledger plays a young priest sent to Rome to investigate the troubling death of the head of his order, as part of a film series curated and presented by the National Film and Sound Archives in association with the Museum and the Rome: City and Empire exhibition. ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archives

Event Rome 'quiet hours' CANCELLED Time: 7.30am–9am Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018 Ticket information: Costs apply

The Museum is extending its hours one day a month for visitors who prefer a quieter experience in our Rome: City and Empire exhibition. Designed with the help of Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT), quiet hours offer reduced sensory stimuli and smaller crowds.

© The Trustees of the British Museum, 2018. All rights reserved

Event Toddler program Time: 10am–11am Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018 Ticket information: $10 child, $7 Mkids Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us for a fun series of art-making, storytelling and Museum exploration activities for under-fives. Ages 3–5 years, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bookings essential

Event My Favourite Object — Pop-up talks and poetry Time: 11am–11.15am Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018 Ticket information: Free with same day exhibition entry

12 November – 14 December, 11am and 3pm | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Join Museum staff for a look at their favourite object or hear local poets recite the works of their Ancient Roman counterparts. These informal events will take place inside Rome: City and Empire and last for about 15 minutes.

Event My Favourite Object — Pop-up talks and poetry Time: 3pm–3.15pm Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018 Ticket information: Free with same day exhibition entry

12 November – 14 December, 11am and 3pm | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Join Museum staff for a look at their favourite object or hear local poets recite the works of their Ancient Roman counterparts. These informal events will take place inside Rome: City and Empire and last for about 15 minutes.

Event Scott Rankin: Cultural Justice and the Right to Thrive lecture Time: 12.30pm–1.30pm Date: Thursday 15 November 2018 Ticket information: Free, registrations essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Scott Rankin is an award-winning writer, director, cultural activist and founder of Big hART, a charity which uses the arts to bring about social justice. Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2018, Rankin reveals how Big hART’s long-term collaborations with communities have developed compelling projects and performances with positive social outcomes.

Event My Favourite Object — Pop-up talks and poetry Time: 11am–11.15am Date: Friday 16 November 2018 Ticket information: Free with same day exhibition entry

12 November – 14 December, 11am and 3pm | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Join Museum staff for a look at their favourite object or hear local poets recite the works of their Ancient Roman counterparts. These informal events will take place inside Rome: City and Empire and last for about 15 minutes.

Event My Favourite Object — Pop-up talks and poetry Time: 3pm–3.15pm Date: Friday 16 November 2018 Ticket information: Free with same day exhibition entry

12 November – 14 December, 11am and 3pm | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Join Museum staff for a look at their favourite object or hear local poets recite the works of their Ancient Roman counterparts. These informal events will take place inside Rome: City and Empire and last for about 15 minutes.

Event Time Traveller’s Book Club: Saga Land Time: 11am–12.30pm Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018 Ticket information: Free, exclusive to Museum Friends Ticket information: Book tickets

This month our Time Traveller’s Book Club is being held a week earlier than usual, on 20 November. Join host Dr Mike Smith as we discuss Saga Land by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason. This book combines family and medieval history, contemporary stories and Viking tales. Join Friends

Event Eroding the Edges of Nature book launch Time: 2pm–3pm Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018 Ticket information: Free, exclusive to Museum Friends Ticket information: Book tickets

Join Dr Kevin Kiernan in conversation about his book Eroding the Edges of Nature: Mount Field and the Florentine Valley: Tasmania’s First National Park and a Century of Lessons. Tasmania was the last Australian state to establish a national park and has since revoked more square kilometres of national parklands than all the other states combined. Hosted by Professor Mike Smith, with the book available for purchase on the day. Join Friends

Event T’riffic Tales for Toddlers Time: 10.30am–11.30am Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018 Ticket information: Free, exclusive to Museum Friends and Mkids Ticket information: Book tickets

This month we have two stories to delight our toddler members. Kookaburra Kookaburra by Bridget Farmer introduces our youngest members to fascinating Australian birds. Native wildlife also features in Ros Moriarty’s Ten Scared Fish. Story time will be followed by a snack and a craft session. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join Friends

Event Dougald O'Reilly: archaeology lecture Time: 6pm–7pm Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018 Ticket information: Free, exclusive to Museum Friends and CAS members Ticket information: Book tickets

Guest speaker Associate Professor Dougald O’Reilly will share insights from his current research on the Plain of Jars in central Laos. Working with Lao government archaeologists, Dougald is hoping this collaborative project will shed more light on the origin and purpose of these fascinating stone ‘jars’. Join Friends

Michelle Simmons: 2018 Australian of the Year in Conversation Time: 12pm–1pm Date: Sunday 25 November 2018 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Quantum physicist and science ‘evangelist’ Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons reflects on her time as Australian of the Year. One of the world’s top scientists, Michelle received the award for her contributions to quantum computing.

Event Rome 'quiet hours' Time: 5pm–6.30pm Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

The Museum is extending its hours one day a month for visitors who prefer a quieter experience in our Rome: City and Empire exhibition. Designed with the help of Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT), quiet hours offer reduced sensory stimuli and smaller crowds.

© The Trustees of the British Museum, 2018. All rights reserved

Event Friends Christmas Shopping Day and Night Time: 10am–7.30pm Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Ticket information: Free, exclusive to Museum Friends Ticket information: Book tickets

Get a stress-free head start on your shopping with a 30 per cent discount* and after-hours access at our Museum Shop. Enjoy complimentary coffee and cake in our Friends Lounge before 4.30pm or a glass of bubbly after. Please let us know what time you are planning to visit when you book. * In-store only, excludes Rome exhibition shop. Join Friends

Event Object Club — Rome: City and Empire Time: 10am–12pm Date: Friday 30 November 2018 Ticket information: Free, exclusive to Museum Friends Ticket information: Book tickets

For the third Rome: City and Empire Object Club, curator Dr Lily Withycombe will explore marble sculptures from the Townley Collection, on display in the exhibition. Please book to avoid disappointment. Join Friends

Event Roman Discoveries lecture Time: 12.30pm–1.30pm Date: Friday 30 November 2018 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Join archaeologist Dr J Patrick Greene OBE, as he shares his experiences working on excavations at Fishbourne Roman Palace, the Roman Baths at Bath and Portchester Castle.

Event NFSA Rome film series: Great Beauty Time: 7pm–9.20pm Date: Friday 30 November 2018 Ticket information: Free Ticket information: Book tickets

2013, rated M

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Part of the film series curated and presented by the National Film and Sound Archives in association with the Museum and the Rome: City and Empire exhibition. ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archives

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