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

Sleepovers

Key information

How to be a Pharaoh sleepover

Saturday 2 May  Rescheduled

Ticket prices

Young Friend – £45
Public – £60

For ages 8–15

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Sleepover in the British Museum galleries.

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.

How to be a Pharaoh sleepover

Do you have what it takes to live like a pharaoh? Travel back in time to ancient Egypt and find out if you’re ready to rule.

Prepare to defend your kingdom, expand your empire and make important decisions. Take part in rituals to test whether you’re ready for the afterlife and discover the myths which ruled the lives of royalty. You’ll even learn how to dress the part, and get the chance to make your own adornments, fit for a pharaoh.

Ages: 8–15

Saturday 2 May – Rescheduled

Young Friend how to be a Pharaoh sleepover ticket

  • Please note that this event has been rescheduled to 5–6 September 2020.
  • If this new date is suitable please email friends@britishmuseum.org to confirm your place. Your existing booking will be transferred.
  • If you’re unable to attend 5–6 September 2020, please email friends@britishmuseum.org and your booking will be refunded in full.

Public how to be a Pharaoh sleepover ticket

  • Please note that this event has been rescheduled to 5–6 September 2020.
  • If this new date is suitable please email friends@britishmuseum.org to confirm your place. Your existing booking will be transferred.
  • If you’re unable to attend 5–6 September 2020, please email friends@britishmuseum.org and your booking will be refunded in full.

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

Contact the Membership Office

The Membership Office remains open while the Museum is closed to the public. Although we're temporarily inaccessible by phone, we remain fully accessible by email at friends@britishmuseum.org and will respond to your query as soon as possible.

  • 09.30–17.30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • 10.00–17.30 on Tuesdays
  • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Email: friends@britishmuseum.org