About Museum Secrets: Series 1

Museum Secrets reveals the skeletons in the closets of the world’s most famous museums and exposes the secret rooms you would never otherwise be able to see

MUSEUM SECRETS: SERIES 1

Within the walls of each museum there are incredible artefacts and artwork, as well as some amazing history, and this series reveals the stories of six irreplaceable treasures – the Mona Lisa, the Sistine Chapel, the golden mask of King Tut, and many more – and probes familiar legends and assumptions, using cutting edge research and technology to investigate the unknown.

The basements and corridors of the world's major museums house some incredible treasures

The basements and corridors of the world's major museums house some incredible treasures

These stories take us beyond the public galleries, into hidden places visitors are rarely allowed to see; a vast storeroom where millions of once-living creatures float in formaldehyde, a noisy workshop where curators in hard-hats piece bones together into skeletons of colossal dinosaurs.

Museum Secrets combines surprising revelations about things we all recognise with amazing revelations about things we’ve never seen before.