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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Group visits

Exhibition offers

Exhibition group offers

Group tickets

Discounts are available for group visits to exhibitions, including Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia and the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend. Group discount available on exhibition visits on Mondays–Fridays, minimum 10 people, organiser goes free. Groups must book in advance on +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or tickets@britishmuseum.org

Group lecture packages

Get a deeper understanding of an exhibition by combining your visit with a lecture by an expert. Available for adult groups (minimum 20 people) on specified dates. Information and booking: +44 (0)20 7323 8849 or groups@britishmuseum.org

Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia 

The BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend 

Guided tours

Guided tours

Discover specific areas of the British Museum's remarkable collection

Allow 1 hour for the tour and an extra hour if group lunch is required. £9 per person, minimum £135 (max 20 people per tour).

New Museum highlights tour, Around the World in 90 Minutes. Allow 1.5 hours for the tour and en extra hour if lunch is required. £12 per person, minimum £180 (max 20 people per tour).

To book, email groups@britishmuseum.org. Please book at least two weeks in advance.

Dining

Court Restaurant

Special group discounts

Fine dining or café style, there are menu options for all budgets. Free meals for group organisers: 10–20 guests, one free meal, 21–35 guests, two free meals.

Reservations


+44 (0)20 7323 8990
BMrestaurant@benugo.com

More about eating at the Museum 


Getting here

Travel arrangements

All groups are asked to enter the Museum at the Montague Place entrance, WC1E 7JW. The Museum is easily accessible by public transport.

Coach parking

Coach parties are advised to use the metered parking at Montague Place. Parking spaces may be booked for minibuses for people with mobility impairments.

Disabled parking

There is limited parking in the Museum's forecourt for disabled visitors.

Please provide the details of the registration number, make and model of vehicle and the date of your visit. Please phone
+44 (0)20 7323 8299 at least 24 hours in advance.

More on getting here 

Access provision

For advice and special assistance

If any of your group require access provision please contact Jane Samuels, Access Manager, at least six weeks in advance of your visit on +44 (0)20 7323 8506 or jsamuels@britishmuseum.org

Access provision for groups can include:

  • Accompanied visits with a Museum volunteer
  • Tailored handling sessions around a group-specific interest area for learning disabled
  • Tailored sign interpreted talks addressing group-specific interest areas of the collection

 Download Disability Equality Scheme and Action plan

Access    Facilities 

Guides

Souvenir guides

Full-colour guidebooks can be bought from all British Museum shops, available in 11 languages. Save 10% when you buy 5 or more. Redeem at till point or contact Kasia Tomczyk on +44 (0)20 7323 8584 or ktomczyk@britishmuseum.co.uk for more details.

Multimedia Guides

Discover over 200 highlight objects in the Museum's collection, either at your own pace or through a selection of tours, available in 10 languages.

To reserve Multimedia Guides for groups of more than eight people, please contact the Multimedia Guide desk at +44 (0)20 7323 8881 between 10.00–17.00, Monday – Friday.

More about Multimedia Guides