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Celts reviews

Press reviews and visitor reactions to the Celts exhibition.


"It’s fantastic, it’s phenomenal"
Susan Morrison, The Janice Forsyth Show, 4 April 2016

"It is beholden upon all of us to go… and allow the majesty of what is on display to captivate us and transport us to another time"
Neil Oliver, The Sunday Times, 3 April 2016

"An exhibition that staggers under the weight of sheer artistic brilliance"
Sarah Urwin Jones, The Herald, 19 March 2016

"Brilliant new exhibition"
Duncan Macmillan, The Scotsman, 22 March 2016

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Monumental exhibition"
Jackie Kemp, Huffington Post, 10 March 2016

Visitors share thier experiences

"It's inspiring to see the beauty of the work from such a period, absolutely amazing"

We asked visitors to Celts to share their experience of the exhibition with us. Listen to what they said about visiting this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. 

Please be aware that this film and the film at the beginning of the exhibition contains fast moving images which may not be suitable for visitors with photosensitive epilepsy.

Celts at the British Museum

"A staggering new blockbuster."
Laura Cumming, The Guardian, 27 September 2015

"I have never seen such a stupendous display of Celtic art."
Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 22 September 2015

"The generous geographical parameters of all things Celtic have never failed to astound me."
Julian Cope, The Guardian, 20 September 2015

"The artefacts in this exhibition have an extraordinarily wide provenance."
Erica Wagner, New Statesman, 25 September 2015

"The objects presented here give a sense of peering through chinks in remote historical time, gaining privileged glimpses of a little-known world."
Mark Hudson, The Daily Telegraph, 22 September 2015

"The British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland between them have brought together from all over Europe objects so splendid, famous and precious that I’m astonished their home curators ever let them travel... It is visually marvellous and overwhelming."
Neil Ascherson, London Review of Books, 22 October 2015

"It’s a brave and scholarly show that… presents a fascinating new chapter in a complex and ongoing tale."
Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times, 22 September 2015

"The strength of the show is how thrilling the art itself is and how beautiful the objects are."
Sarah Crompton, BBC Radio 4, ‘Front Row’, 23 September 2015

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