St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

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The British Museum




The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened its doors in 1759. It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world.

Enlightenment ideals and values – critical scrutiny of all assumptions, open debate, scientific research, progress and tolerance – have marked the Museum since its foundation.

The Museum is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as the desire to expand and share knowledge.



Our lovely Year 6 children are visiting the British Museum today.  As part of their History Topic Ancient Greece. They attended a workshop about identifying myths on ancient Greek pots. We have looked at writing myths so it will be exciting to see the characters portrayed from a few thousand years ago. They also visited the ancient Greek galleries.