Bronze shield facing with roundel decoration and embedded studs of red class enamel.

Event information

21 Jul 2022


Room 50


  • £35 (Members)


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Join us for a private tour of Room 50: Britain and Europe 800 BC – AD 43.

This special curator-led tour, held before the Museum opens to the public, offers a unique and in-depth look at Room 50. It explores what is unique to the Iron Age of north-west Europe and what bound the area to distant regions and earlier times. 

The Iron Age was a time of innovation, creation, connecting with the past and facing new challenges. We see the exploitation of local sources of iron for making tools and weapons alongside the import of rarer materials including glass and coral. Farming dominated daily life but objects from graves, and vessels for feasting, indicate changes in social structures and religious practices. Through their physical remains and artistic creations we'll explore the realities of those living during the last centuries before the Roman conquest. 

Booking information

  • Book now to secure your place. Please note that a limited number of tickets will be available for this tour, to ensure Members have the best experience when visiting.
  • To book by phone, please call +44 (0)20 7323 8195.
  • Please meet 10 minutes before the start time at the Great Russell Street entrance in front of the Museum. View the Museum map for more information.
  • This tour includes a complimentary hot drink in the Members' Room following the event.
  • Face coverings are recommended for the protection of yourself and others, unless you’re exempt.