Student pointing a Samsung tablet at a marble sculpture and reading information about the sculpture on the tablet.

Tablet Tours

Key information

Session times

Tablet Tours can be booked every weekday in term time:

Booking information

Free, for UK schools only, booking online essential.
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Take a free tour of a British Museum gallery with Samsung tablets, using augmented reality to examine the objects on display.

Designed for UK school children, your class will identify objects, uncover hidden information, and complete activities to reveal the history of these objects. Tablet Tours will help develop your students' historical inquiry skills and enable them to engage with the past in exciting and innovative ways.

  • Ages 7–11 (KS2): Parthenon and Sutton Hoo 
  • Ages 11–14 (KS3): Roman Empire
  • Curriculum links: History, Art and Design, Computing
  • Maximum group size: 32
  • Session time: 60 mins
  • The school teacher is responsible for guiding the students to the gallery. The tablets will direct the tour within the gallery.

How it works


Supported by

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Samsung Electronics is proud to sponsor the Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum, as part of our global commitment to youth and education. We have been working together in partnership since 2008, developing an innovative digital learning programme offered to schools and families. We are delighted that over 20,000 visitors every year are using Samsung's latest technology to explore and discover the Museum’s collection in new ways. By introducing our advanced technology into a learning environment, we hope to open the door to a world of possibilities.

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