Two visitors looking up at mummies standing in a case.

Event information

2 Jul 2022 - 18 Dec 2022

08.50–10.00

Meeting point

Main entrance – Great Russell Street (WC1B 3DG)

Price

  • £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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Discover how people lived and died in ancient Egypt, and explore their hopes and aspirations for the afterlife. 

From painted coffins, statues and models of daily life, to spectacular wall paintings from the tomb-chapel of the high official Nebamun, investigate what tombs and burial goods tell us about the lives of ancient Egyptian people.

The tour will explore the preparation of the deceased for burial, including mummification and the use of magic to help and protect people on their perilous journey to the afterlife.

It offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a guided tour in this space – something which isn't permitted during opening hours for the general public. 

Galleries on this tour: 

  • Room 61: Egyptian life and death: the tomb-chapel of Nebamun (The Michael Cohen Gallery)
  • Room 62–63: Egyptian death and afterlife: mummies (The Roxie Walker Galleries)
  • Room 64: Early Egypt

This tour visits displays that include human remains. The British Museum is committed to curating human remains with care, respect and dignity. Please find out more about our principles governing the holding, display and study of human remains.

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 14 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 traveltradebookings@britishmuseum.org 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.