Two children looking at a marble horse head in the Enlightenment gallery

Home educators 

Booking information

To book

Ticket Desk
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
tickets@britishmuseum.org

All sessions must be pre-booked.

The British Museum welcomes home educators

The unparalleled collections of the Museum are ideal for using world cultures to provide inspiration across a number of curriculum areas. Treasures from ancient Egypt, Greece, Britain, Rome, the Americas, Africa and Asia really bring history to life.

The Museum is also a great source of material for Art and Design including superb examples of pottery, sculpture, metalwork, masks and costume.

School sessions

The following sessions are open for booking by individual home educators for their children within the Key Stage 2 age range (7–11).

£1.50 per child, pre-booking essential

Home Educators Day

Friday 28 February 2020

10.00–16.00

The next Home Educators Day at the British Museum will be on Friday 28 February 2020 (10.00–16.30). The programme and full booking details will be available here from Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Suitable for children from 5–12.

Resources

The Museum provides a wide range of free activity sheets and resources aimed at schools that are available to download. All resources are available in Word and can be edited to suit your specific needs.

Resources can be found on the following pages:

Activities

There are a number of family activities that can be used to provide learning experiences at the British Museum. 

Museum explorer trails

There are eight musem explorer trails for families that offer a structured context for visits to engage children with the collection. They're available free of charge at weekends and on weekdays during school holidays from the Families Desk in the Great Court. At all other times, trails may be collected from the Information Desk in the Great Court. 

Activity backpacks

These backpacks have loose themes within the cultures which offer excellent opportunities for follow-up work: Ancient Greece, Ancient Near East, Asian Faiths, Ancient Egypt (mummies), Mexico and Africa. They're available free of charge at weekends and on weekdays during school holidays from the Families Desk in the Great Court.