Tours and talks

Free tours and talks

Daily eye-opener tours 

Free 30-40 minute tours introducing different areas of the collection, throughout the day.

Lunchtime gallery talks 

Free 45 minute talks with guest speaker or curator, Tuesdays–Fridays at 13.15.

Friday evening spotlight tours 

Free 20 minute tours focussing on highlights by culture, every Friday evening.

Highlights tour 

90 minute tours of the collection, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, £12 per person.

Object handling sessions

Object handling

Hands On desks 

Free, daily 11.00–16.00

A unique opportunity to handle objects from the Museum’s collection. Volunteers will help you and answer your questions.

Audio guide

Audio guides

Make the most of your visit 

Whether you have an hour or the whole day, the audio guide helps you make the most of your visit. Find out more about the Museum’s most popular objects or take a themed tour – it’s up to you. Available in 10 languages.


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Event highlights

Celtic Revival art

Thursday 3 December, 13.30

Frances Fowle, Curator, National Galleries of Scotland, considers and illustrates the development,…

Seals and status 800–1700

Friday 4 December, 09.00

Jointly organised by the British Museum and Sigillvm, this three-day international conference aims…

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Restaurant and cafés

Court Cafés and Gallery Café 

Freshly made café-style food and drinks.

Court Restaurant 

Fine dining overlooking the Great Court.


Museum shops 

Buy books, souvenirs, family gifts and luxury products.

After your visit

Museum Mile 

Discover 12 other treasures on the Museum Mile, including the British Library, the Wellcome Collection, Sir John Soane's Museum and Foundling Museum.

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