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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
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.