Gallery talks & tours

Out-of-hours tour: an introduction to the British Museum

Gallery talks & tours / 5 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

Event information

5 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

Room 1

British Museum, Great Russell Street,

London, WC1B 3DG


  • £30

All ages

Please note this event has been cancelled for April and May.

Refunds can be requested by emailing, but we would ask visitors to kindly consider their purchase as a donation to the Museum.


Explore the oldest space in the Museum and discover the history of the collection in this special guided tour, before the galleries open to the public. Places are limited to a maximum of 20 to provide a unique visiting experience.

In Room 1 (Enlightenment) and Room 2 (Collecting the world) you will learn how the world was understood by Europeans in the 18th century, tracing the beginning of the British Museum and the development of the extraordinary collection.

This provides a wonderful introduction before exploring other galleries in the Museum. The tour will begin at 09.00 and will last for 60 minutes.

Please come to the Main entrance on Great Russell Street (WC1B 3DG) at 08.50 with your email confirmation. £30 per person