Children looking at an Egyptian sculpture in torchlight at a Museum sleepover.


Key information


There are currently no sleepovers available to book.

Ticket prices

£65 per adult/child

For ages 8–15

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Don't miss out – sign up to our free Young Friends scheme to receive notifications on future sleepovers and much more.

Enjoy a sleepover in the Egyptian, Assyrian and Greek galleries and experience the Museum after dark.

Join us for an unforgettable night at the British Museum! 

Get closer to history and experience the Museum after dark with Young Friends Sleepovers. Each sleepover has a unique historical theme and you'll have the opportunity to take part in workshops, activities and storytelling designed to bring the past to life. 

After an action-packed evening, you'll spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian, Assyrian and Greek galleries, surrounded by kings and gods from these ancient worlds. In the morning, you'll have breakfast and the chance to undertake an exclusive gallery trail before the Museum opens to the public.

If you're not able to visit us on-site, you can also recreate the magic of the British Museum in your own home with our Stay-at-home sleepovers, featuring a range of exciting activities and crafts exclusively for Young Friends. 

To subscribe to the new Young Friends scheme for free, visit the Young Friends page and discover two million years of human history at the British Museum. Sign up and you'll receive fun activities, the digital Remus magazine, notifications on future sleepover dates and much more.

Why sleepovers are amazing

Learn more about the collection
Our sleepovers offer an exclusive opportunity to discover more about the collection and temporary exhibitions, led by world-class storytellers, historians, artists and reenactors.

Sleep in the Museum's galleries
Get up close to the collection and sleep among ancient royalty, temples and tombs.

Participate in fun activities
From craft workshops to storytelling and games, our sleepover activities are designed to be a fun and engaging way of learning more about past civilisations, celebrations, objects and historical events.


Previous Stay-at-home sleepovers

Journey to Japan

Journey to Japan

Take a trip to Japan and get stuck into a range of exciting activities, including frying up a tasty snack and getting creative with manga and fan making. You can even take part in a Japanese dance class!

Ages: 8–15

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Stay-at-home sleepover: battling Brits

Battling Brits

Travel back in time to the wonderful world of Celts, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, where you can learn how to prepare for battle in a series of active challenges in Boudicca's Bootcamp.

Ages: 8–15

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Stay-at-home sleepover: Christmas through time

Christmas through time

Enjoy some festive fun with our special online sleepover guide. You can put your detective skills to the test in this Christmas mystery led by a Victorian detective. Team up to answer questions and crack the case!

Ages: 8–15

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Stay-at-home sleepover: Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Be inspired by the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs with our special online sleepover guide. Enjoy a host of exciting activities, including preparing the perfect Ancient Egyptian snack and duvet-den, storytelling and an interactive quiz. 

Ages: 8–15

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Contact the Membership Office

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

Opening times
Monday–Friday: 10.00–16.00
Closed: weekends and bank holidays

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