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.

Multimedia Guides

Multimedia Guides

Discover highlight objects in the Museum's collection 

A detailed insight into over 200 objects in 61 galleries, with highlights tours of the Parthenon sculptures, Korea and Ancient Egypt.

Available in 10 languages.

Event highlights

Curator's introduction to Drawing in silver and gold

Thursday 8 October, 14.30

Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, gives a 45-minute…

Around the world in 90 minutes

Friday 9 October, 11.30

Explore the British Museum's most famous treasures with an illuminating 90-minute tour. Discover…

All events 

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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