For ages 8–15
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Thank you for your interest in our sleepovers. The well-being of our staff and visitors is our priority at this time and, as a result of government guidance, we're currently unable to host on-site sleepovers.
Recreate the magic of the British Museum in your own home by organising your own sleepover. Read our stay-at-home sleepover guide for more details.
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.
Be inspired by the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, with our special digital sleepover guide, bringing the magic of the British Museum to your homes!
Enjoy a host of exciting activities, created exclusively for the Young Friends of the British Museum, including preparing the perfect Ancient Egyptian snack and duvet-den, storytelling and an interactive quiz.