From the BBC Four, I can see that the last episode of Masterpieces of the British Museum was aired in 2009. In the "Next episode" it says "Coming soon".

IMDb has the ending year void yet, like it is still ongoing. However, we are ten years after the 4th episode.

Are the rest two episodes going to be aired, or is it cancelled?

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    All six episodes are available on DVD, so the two not mentioned on the website do exist. I suspect this is simply a case of the BBC forgetting to update their site, but I'll see if I can dig deeper.
    – F1Krazy
    May 19 '19 at 17:02
  • Oh amazing @F1Krazy, I think you are right! To be honest, I think you should convert your comment into an answer. :)
    – gsamaras
    May 19 '19 at 17:25
  • @gsamaras It still doesn't answer why they were not aired, though (or if they were).
    – Napoleon Wilson
    May 19 '19 at 17:27
  • Indeed @NapoleonWilson, neither why IMDb doesn't have an ending year to this series of episodes. However, I know now that all six exist, and I buy them from Άμαζον. PS: Thanks for creating that tag for me!
    – gsamaras
    May 19 '19 at 17:29
  • @gsamaras IMDb lists the last two episodes in the episode list, those being "Dürer's Rhinoceros" and "The Aztec Double-Headed Serpent".
    – Charles
    May 20 '19 at 3:42

While I can't find any evidence that the show wasn't cancelled, I also can't find any evidence that it was. The two episodes not listed on the BBC website ("Dürer's Rhinoceros" and "The Aztec Double-Headed Serpent") both definitely exist - they're available in the show's DVD box set and IMDb lists them as having aired in July 2006 - there's no precise air date, but also no indication that they didn't air. (Incidentally, other sources claim a 2009 air date.)

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence - I believe the most likely answer that the series did air to completion, but nobody bothered to update the BBC or IMDb websites. It hardly seems like the kind of show that would have had rabid followers frantically updating its IMDb/Wikipedia/TV Tropes pages after every episode came out (in fact, it doesn't even have Wikipedia or TV Tropes pages!)

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