Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
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.
The following sessions are open for booking by individual home educators for their own children within the Key Stage 2 age range (7–11). The Museum does not take group bookings for the home education offer.
£1.50 per child, pre-booking essential
Home Educators Day
Friday 28 February 2020
The next Home Educators Day at the British Museum will be on Friday 28 February 2020 (10.00–16.00).
Tickets: £5.50 per child
Booking through the Ticket Desk +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or online.
Suitable for children from 5–12. (KS1 and KS2)
Curriculum links: History, Art and Design, I.T
Wednesday 8 July 2020
The summer Home Educators day at the British Museum is on Wedesday 8 July 2020. A full programme and booking will be available here on Tuesday 12 May 2020.
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:
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.
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.