Tours and talks

Eye-opener tours

eyeOpening tour

Daily eye-opener tours


Please note: there will be no Museum tours on 12 December 2016. There will also be no Museum tours from 21 December 2016 to 3 January 2017. Tours will restart on 4 January 2017.

Please note: due to a long-term gallery closure the China and South Asia eye-opener tours are on hold until 2018

30-40 minute tours

Throughout the day
Meet at the relevant gallery


Gallery talks

Lunchtime gallery talks

Lunchtime gallery talks


45 minute talks with guest speaker or curator

Tuesdays–Fridays, 13.15

Gallery talks calendar 

Spotlight tours

Friday evening spotlight tours


20 minute tours focussing on highlights

Every Friday evening


Highlights tour

Highlights tour

Around the world in 90 minutes

£12 per person

Please note: there will be no Highlights Tours from 21 December 2016 to 3 January 2017

Encounter the Rosetta Stone, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon Frieze, as well as some lesser-known but equally fascinating objects with trained guides who take you to the heart of the Museum’s collection.

This tour is designed for an adult audience and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Please note that the tour will visit a number of galleries on different floors of the Museum and involves a considerable amount of walking.

Book online or at the Information Desk in the Great Court.