Tin ampulla showing Becket in the centre, nimbed and mitred with crozier, with a knight at either side with their swords drawn.

Event information

14 Jul 2021


Online event


Please note this is an online event and will require you to use the video conferencing system Zoom.

These events are free however donations are greatly appreciated.

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Join Alan D Murray for a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint.

In this online tour streamed live from the Museum, discover the key objects in the exhibition which illustrate the life, death and legacy of Thomas Becket. Follow Becket's tumultuous journey from a merchant's son to an archbishop, and from a revered saint in death to a 'traitor' in the eyes of Henry VIII.

This event is in British Sign Language (BSL) with no voiceover or captions.

To attend this online event

Book now to secure your place. We're hosting the event on Zoom – a free video conferencing system that requires users to register in advance. If you do not already use Zoom, you can sign up using this registration link.

A captioned recording will be available to view following the live event on the Museum's Events YouTube channel.

If you have any access requirements or need assistance booking this event please email access@britishmuseum.org or phone +44 (0)20 7323 8971.

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About the guide

Alan D Murray MBE is a British Sign Language user, Deaf trainer and consultant with lifelong interests in arts, culture, history, heritage and science. He delivers culturally rich guided talks and tours in BSL, aiming to break down barriers and open up the arts to the Deaf BSL-using community across London.

Privacy policy

Privacy policy

The personal data you provide to us on the event booking form is being collected so that we can administer the event efficiently and, if necessary, contact you with important updates about the event. It will only be used by the British Museum for this purpose, it will not be shared with any third parties and it will be securely deleted as soon as the event has ended. This privacy information does not apply to the processing of your personal data by Zoom which will be governed by the terms of the agreement made between you and Zoom when you subscribed to their service.