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Series 1

Museum Secrets

  • The Vatican

    Access-all-areas series exhibiting the delights of the world's iconic museums. Countless treasures and artworks belonging to the Catholic Church lie within The Vatican.

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  • The Louvre

    Go behind the scenes at some of the world's most enchanting museums. The Louvre in Paris is home to 35,000 objects from the prehistoric era to the 19th century.

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  • The ROM

    The majesty of the world's most remarkable museums without the queues or screaming kids. The Royal Ontario Museum contains more than six million artefacts and 40 galleries.

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  • The Cairo Museum

    Age-old museum mysteries revealed. The hidden secrets of Ramesses' coffin, warrior Seqenenre and the pyramids are uncovered in the spellbinding Cairo Museum.

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  • The NHM

    Within the Natural History Museum are artefacts on cannibalism, lions at the Tower of London and explosive rats. Head inside one the world's most iconic museums to hear more.

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  • The Met

    Hear tales of tragedy, madness, murder and scandal from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the series that uncovers the dark secrets of the world's most fascinating museums.

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Series 2

Museum Secrets

  • Inside the American Museum of Natural History

    Discover more about the American Museum of Natural History, which houses 32 million items and mounts 100 expeditions every year.

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  • Inside the Imperial War Museum

    The Imperial War Museum tells the story of Britain at war, with a collection of ten million items from guns to planes. Go inside this iconic museum.

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  • Inside the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico

    This is the story of Mexico, from the Mayans to the Spanish conquest. Relics include a crystal skull and an Aztec canoe.

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  • Inside the Pergamon and Neues Museums, Berlin

    Hear about the secrets behind a Viking sword and a 3,000-year-old gold hat during a visit to two of Berlin's most impressive museums.

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  • Inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

    Hear about the many curios collected by the Habsburg royal family in Vienna. Experts also reveal how inbreeding led to their demise.

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  • Inside the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul

    Step inside Turkey's Topkapi Palace Museum, a huge trove of Islamic culture, science and weaponry that is visited by millions a year.

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Series 2

Museum Secrets

  • Greece

    See stunning architecture and relics from the National Archaeological Museum of Greece. Experts try to unlock the mystery of the complex 2,000-year-old Antikythera mechanism.

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  • Inside the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

    Founded by Catherine the Great, the Hermitage boasts three million items. Marvel at tattooed mummies and a priceless black square.

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Series 3

Museum Secrets

  • Inside the Palacio Real, Madrid

    Both a museum and the Spanish royals' official residence, the Palacio Real houses a huge array of artwork and treasures. Learn more about it here.

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  • Inside the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    The Israel Museum houses a huge collection of biblical archaeology. Here we find out the truth about crucifixion and where King Herod was buried.

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  • Inside the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    Discover more about one of the world's oldest art museums, which houses work by Renaissance masters - and the bones of a Baroque painter.

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  • Inside the Royal Museums, Greenwich

    Witness the National Maritime Museum's marvellous collection of seafaring treasures. Relics include Nelson's jacket from the Battle of Trafalgar.

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  • Inside the State Historical Museum, Moscow

    Why did communist Lenin drive a Rolls-Royce? What torturous methods did Ivan the Terrible employ? Find out as we visit the Russian capital.

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  • Inside the Smithsonian Institution

    Celebrating the world's iconic museums. Find out about the Harley-Davidson and the original Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian in Washington.

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  • Inside the Chateau de Versailles

    Formerly a royal house, the Palace of Versailles is now a museum of French history. Learn more about figures such as Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV.

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  • Inside the Bardo Museum, Tunisia

    Marvels from the world's most magnificent museums. Learn more about the Romans and Hannibal at the Bardo Museum and see some of the Star Wars sets.

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