View of the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia, Room 33.

Event information

7 Oct 2023 – 9 Dec 2023


Meeting point

Main entrance – Great Russell Street (WC1B 3DG)


  • £33
  • £30 (Members)
    £30 (Concessions: students, jobseekers, disabled visitors)
    £16.50 (Ages 5–15 years)
    Free for under 5s and disabled visitors' assistant (no booking required)

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Journey through the extraordinary cultures of China in this special guided tour before the Museum opens to the public.

In the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China (Room 33), you will gain an insight into the development of Chinese history and culture from 5000 BC to the present day. 

In a beautifully refurbished space which has recently re-opened, this introductory tour will give you a deep appreciation for the magnificent objects on display. Featuring spectacular Tang dynasty tomb figures buried around AD 728 and beautiful Ming dynasty blue-and-white porcelain.

Gallery on this tour: 

Booking information

  • The tour will begin at 09.00 and will last for 60 minutes.
  • Please meet at the Main entrance on Great Russell Street (WC1B 3DG) at 08.50 with your email confirmation.
  • This tour is limited to a maximum of 20 places per session. If you would like to bring a group of 10 or more people or arrange a special out-of-hours tour, please email to discuss your options.
  • To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, face coverings are recommended for the protection of yourself and others, unless you’re exempt. Please be considerate of people and exercise social distancing where you can – especially in smaller spaces. Hand sanitiser stations can be found throughout the Museum and we recommend washing or sanitising your hands regularly. See the Visit page for more information. 
  • All measures are subject to change in accordance with government guidelines and Museum regulations. Further information can be found in our FAQs section.