Tours and talks

Eye-opener tours

eyeOpening tour

Daily eye-opener tours


Please note: due to gallery closures, the China and South Asia eye-opener tours will be on hold from 1 June 2016. They will resume after the gallery reopens in late 2017.

30-40 minute tours

Throughout the day
Meet at the relevant gallery


Gallery talks

Lunchtime gallery talks

Lunchtime gallery talks


45 minute talks with guest speaker or curator

Tuesdays–Fridays, 13.15

Gallery talks calendar 

Spotlight tours

Friday evening spotlight tours


20 minute tours focussing on highlights

Every Friday evening


Highlights tour

Highlights tour

Around the world in 90 minutes

£12 per person

Encounter the Rosetta Stone, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon Frieze, as well as some lesser-known but equally fascinating objects with trained guides who take you to the heart of the Museum’s collection.

This tour is designed for adults, but children under 12 with an accompanying adult enjoy free entry. Please note that the tour will visit a number of galleries on different floors of the Museum and involves a considerable amount of walking.

Book online or at the Information Desk in the Great Court.