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

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.

Stay-at-home Sleepover

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. 

Ages: 8–15

Find out more

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: 10.00–15.00
Closed: weekends and bank holidays

Visit the Membership FAQs for the latest information.