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Time Odyssey

Key information

Session times

Time Odyssey visits can be booked Mondays to Fridays during term time:

Booking information

Free, for UK schools only.
For more information please email timeodyssey@britishmuseum.org
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Cancellation and no-show policies apply. See terms and conditions.

Get out of the classroom and journey back in time! Take a free digital adventure through your museum.

Time Keepers needed to go on a time odyssey – are you ready for the challenge? 

Time Odyssey is an interactive gamified learning experience at museums across the UK designed for Key Stage 2 (KS2) students. Through the course of their adventure, students will meet characters and tackle challenges with them to explore objects and collections from across the world – realised through augmented reality technology. 

In this experience designed for UK schools, students will learn about core themes including Shaping our World, Cultural Connections, Communication, and the Environment, all with History curriculum skills built in. Each activity involves working together, developing key skills and, importantly, having fun! 

Schools can apply for a transport grant of up to £500 towards the cost of their coach travel to the museum – please see the application form for eligibility and terms and conditions. 

  • Ages 7–11 (KS2) 
  • Curriculum links: History, Literacy, Science, Geography 
  • Maximum group size: 32 
  • Session time: Full day (10.30–14.00 or 11.00–14.30) 
  • The school teachers participate in the experience and are responsible for guiding the students to the gallery once tablets have been handed out.  

How does it work?


Time Odyssey is a collaboration between the British Museum and Art Explora.

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Art Explora aims to share arts and culture with everyone – locally, nationally, and internationally – and inspire new encounters between arts and audiences. Our mission is to encourage new forms of access, participation and engagement with arts and culture and to push the boundaries of digital technology and mobile programming. We work in partnership with artists, cultural organisations, and communities, exploring all art forms, to create transformative cultural experiences for everyone.  

Art Explora is a non-profit arts organisation founded in 2019 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Frédéric Jousset and has branches in France and the UK.