Peek behind the veil of rumour and legend to discover the secrets of one of the world’s greatest ancient wonders, Stonehenge.

This world-renowned prehistoric monument has spurred thousands of years of myths and legends that continue to this day. In this landmark exhibition, the British Museum explore its secrets, shine a light on its purpose and cultural significance, and reveal the lives of the Neolithic Stone Age people who created it.

In a journey from 4000-1000 BC – the age of Stonehenge – explore a period of radical thinking and evolution through intriguing objects, from weapons, jewellery and early metalwork to the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars. A real highlight in the exhibition is a 4000-year-old timber circle, Seahenge, on loan for the first time.

Explore the lives of Europe’s oldest ancestors responsible for the world’s most awe-inspiring stone circle, informed by recent groundbreaking archaeological and scientific discoveries.

Natural historyArchaeologyAncient & classical artLondon

British Museum

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