Gallery talks & tours

Out-of-hours tour: an introduction to China

Gallery talks & tours / 4 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

Event information

4 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

Room 33

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.


Journey through the extraordinary cultures of China and South Asia in this special guided tour, before the galleries open to the public.

In the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia (Room 33) you will gain an insight into the development of these civilisations, from 5000 BC to the present day, in this beautifully refurbished space recently re-opened by Her Majesty The Queen.

From iconic Ming dynasty blue-and-white porcelain to superb Buddhist and Hindu sculptures – even Ravi Shankar's famous sitar – this introductory tour will give you a deep appreciation for the magnificent objects on display.

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 Advance booking essential