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

Sleepovers

Key information

Archaeology adventures sleepover

Saturday 6 August, 18.15 – Sunday 7 August, 09.00

Ticket prices

Young Friend – £45
Public – £60

For ages 8–15

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Learn all about a specially selected historical theme through workshops, activities and storytelling.  

At the end of the evening, spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, surrounded by kings and gods from the ancient world.

In the morning explore a gallery or exhibition before the Museum opens to the public for the day.

Young Friends receive a £15 discount on sleepover tickets (each Young Friend can book five tickets but one must be an adult) and Young Friends Membership starts at just £25. Join online now.

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.

Archaeology adventures sleepover

Dig deep into history and discover the world of archaeology through workshops, activities and storytelling. At the end of the evening, you'll spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, surrounded by kings and gods from the ancient world.

Join us in the morning for breakfast and the chance to explore the Museum galleries with an exclusively created trail.

Ages 8–15

Book tickets 14 May

Young Friends: Archaeology adventures sleepover - £45

  • Sleepovers are for 8–15 year olds. 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Each adult can be accompanied by up to four children. 

Public: Archaeology adventures sleepover - £60

  • Sleepovers are for 8–15 year olds. 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Each adult can be accompanied by up to four children. 

Why sleepovers are amazing

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

Sleep in the Museum's galleries
Get up close to the Museum's collection and stay after dark in the Egyptian sculpture gallery where you'll sleep among ancient kings, pharaohs, 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, artefacts and historical events.

FAQs

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

Contact the Membership Office

Email: friends@britishmuseum.org
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

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

Visit the Membership FAQs for the latest information.