Two young people in the British Museum at night.

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British Museum sleepover

Awesome ancient Rome

Sleepover / 8 Jun 2024 – 9 Jun 2024

Event information

8 Jun 2024 – 9 Jun 2024

Please note this event only runs on specific days.

Great Court and galleries


  • £65
  • £65 (Members)

Ages 8–15

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Do you have what it takes to make it in ancient Rome?

Experience the Museum after dark and discover a world of evil emperors, ferocious fighters and magical myths. Through storytelling, crafts and activities, you'll learn what life was really like in ancient Rome! 

After an action-packed evening, you'll spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, surrounded by kings and gods from the ancient world. Join us in the morning for breakfast and the chance to explore our latest exhibition Legion: life in the Roman army, with a special Horrible Histories trail.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please see the sleepover FAQs for more information about the event.

Event information

  • This event will run on the following dates:
    • Saturday 9 March – Sunday 10 March – sold out
    • Saturday 13 April – Sunday 14 April – sold out
    • Saturday 8 June – Sunday 9 June – sold out
  • This sleepover is for 8–15-year-olds.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adults cannot attend without an affiliated child within their group.
  • Each adult can bring up to four children.