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

Home educators 

Booking information

To book

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8181

The British Museum welcomes Home Educators.

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Booking by Home Educators as part of our on-site Key Stage 2 school presentation offer will resume in September 2022. Home Education Days are running again from July 2022.

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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

At present our on-site school Presentation offer for Home Educators is temporarily suspended as we work to ensure the safe return of these services for our visitors and staff.

Once Presentations are back to their full capacity these sessions would be accessible for Home Educators to attend. 

Museum exhibitions

Home educators can book free tickets for themselves and their own children for most paying exhibitions as part of the education offer. Spaces can be booked on school exclusive mornings or alongside the general public. Home educator tickets should be booked via the Box Office by phoning: +44 (0)20 7323 8181.

Please find more information about our current exhibitions and events.

Home Educators Day: Tuesday 12 July 2022, 10.00–16.00

Home Educators Days are an opportunity for Home Educators to join us with their children to enjoy a day of activities and workshops.

Aimed at young learners aged 5–12, these days are a chance to take part in elements of the taught school offer and also experience more informal, drop-in learning activities. View the programme for more information.

Each child in this age group attending the day will need to pre-book a ticket costing £5.50 per child. Book online to secure your place. To book by phone, please call +44 (0)20 7323 8181.

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 and from home. Delve into our Museum explorer trails or Museum Missions for families that offer a structured context for visits or home exploration to engage children with the collection. Discover our YouTube playlist of short videos about historical periods in school curriculums. Use them as a starting point for a learning activity or enjoy them before visiting the Museum.