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


Key information

For ages 8–15

All children must be accompanied by an adult

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, take part in these events live or catch up on the fun later. Choose from our previous Stay-at-home sleepovers or keep an eye on this page for future live events.

Following government guidance, we're currently unable to host on-site sleepovers


Previous Stay-at-home sleepovers

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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Sleepover in the British Museum galleries

As a result of government guidance, we're currently unable to host on-site sleepovers

Experience the Museum after dark and 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 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.

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.


Contact the Membership Office

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.