Two young people in the British Museum at night.

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Young Friends 
ancient worlds

Sleepover / 4 Mar 2023 - 5 Mar 2023

Ages 8–15

Event information

4 Mar 2023 - 5 Mar 2023


Great Court and galleries


  • £45 (Members)

Ages 8–15

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Get ready to travel back in time to some of the globe’s greatest civilisations!

Experience the Museum after dark and discover more about four awesome ancient worlds through crafts, workshops and storytelling.

After an action-packed evening, you’ll spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, surrounded by kings and gods from the ancient world. Join us in the morning for breakfast and the chance to undertake exclusive trails across the Museum.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please see the sleepover FAQs for more information about the event.

Young Friends receive a £15 discount on sleepover tickets (each Young Friend can book five tickets but one must be an adult) and Young Friends Membership starts at just £25. If you'd like to become a Young Friend so you can take part in a sleepover, please call us on +44 (0)20 7323 8195.

Event information

  • The sleepover will be held at full capacity without social distancing measures in place.
  • Face coverings are recommended for the protection of yourself and others unless you're exempt or in your sleeping area.
  • Hand sanitiser stations and additional cleaning measures will be in place throughout the evening.
  • Equipment will be shared between visitors across some activities. Sanitiser will be available to clean shared equipment. If you'd prefer to bring your own, find out what equipment you'll need to bring by contacting the Young Friends team at
  • Please do not visit the Museum if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.