Living with Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond

What

What's On
Museums & Galleries

For

6 years +

When

02/11/2017 - 08/04/2018

Where

British Museum

British Museum, Great Russell Street , WC1B

Living with Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond

2nd November – 8th April

Tickets: £15 adults, under 16s free

Living with Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond

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By looking at how people believe through everyday objects of faith, this exhibition provides a perspective on what makes believing a vital part of human behaviour.

This is not an immediately family-friendly show. There are no interactives, no family trail. Instead it is a fascinating and serious look at how, throughout civilisation, humans have sought to find a spiritual dimension to explain, to make sense, to justify existence.

From Japanese dragons controlling the elements, to the cult of Mao Tse Tung, children will respond to a wonderful range of objects each exemplifying a different element of faith: the power of prayer, the importance of festivals and pilgrimage, the marking of key life experiences – birth, coming of age, marriage and death. Some are beautiful, some quirky, some strange, some familiar. 

It's not a blockbuster but it is an ambitious, un-preachy show about issues that have shaped and will continue to shape our world. And please take your kids. In a spirit of tolerance and understanding, it should almost be compulsory.

living with gods british museum 

Living with Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond

2nd November – 8th April

Tickets: £15 adults, under 16s free

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