British Museum Tour for Kids

Discover the museum's many treasures from antiquity
From US$513 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
British Museum
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  • British Museum for kids tour led by an archaeologist or anthropologist
  • Includes hands-on, interactive activities for children
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Tour Description
This two-hour tour of the British Museum will stimulate children’s imagination as they explore mummies, Parthenon marbles, Roman mosaics, and other antiquities that represent fascinating civilizations from the past. Our archaeologists, trained in visual thinking strategies, will offer an interactive look at the ancient world and its traditions, religions, and people. Families on this tour will get to pick a civilization and trace their history, learning more about their day-to-day lives, and applying what they learn to our world today.

Please note: All museum exhibits are subject to closure at short notice. Your expert will be able to explain any closures to you at the start of the tour and refocus the tour on the available exhibits if necessary.

Located in the beautiful Bloomsbury neighborhood, the British Museum holds one of the richest and most eclectic public art collections in the world. From the Rosetta Stone, to the lion hunt, to the king's palace at Nineveh, the museum is packed full of artwork that can enhance your family's understanding of the ancient world. Our walk begins just outside the museum, where we'll learn how it was founded and how the passion for collecting is still at the core of this incredible institution today. From here we'll go inside and, using fun educational tools, pick a theme or a particular civilization and follow its development throughout time. We may, for instance, focus on the development of scripture from cuneiform to hieroglyphic to our modern alphabet. We'll also make sure to include a visit to the Egyptian mummies and the Parthenon marbles and, depending on the children’s interests, may also focus on the development of civilization in England.

Note: In order to plan the best possible experience for your children, it would be helpful for us to know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food? The more you can tell us, the better.

FAQ

Where are we meeting our guide?
Once you book your tour we'll send you all details regarding where to meet your guide and how to get there.


Do we need tickets to go inside the British Museum?
No, the museum is free to the public, however donations are appreciated. There are donation boxes at all main entrances to the gallery.


Is this tour good for kids?
Absolutely yes! This tour was designed by our museum educators and guides to be fun and interactive. Feel free to provide us with information about your children such as favorite school subjects, and hobbies. This way we can match you with the best possible guide.


Is this walk accessible to wheelchair users?
Yes, the gallery is fully accessible.

There are 8 in my group but your website won't allow me to include more than 7 participants. Can't you make an exception?
No, unfortunately, due to venue reservation restrictions, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 7 people. If your group is larger, we recommend you split into multiple groups.

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Ruth was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and engaging with our whole group from 9yr olds to grownups. My daughter Coco said “she was kind and really really amazing! Give her 5 stars!” Thank you Ruth for making the museum such a fun learning experience.
He was amazing! Sean help distract our 4 year old so we could enjoy the exhibits. He was so knowledgeable and we were able to ask him so many questions. He even help us find the right souvenirs to bring home. I would highly recommend Sean to anyone who comes but especially ones with teens or kids!
Smashing job! Our 6yr old still remembers some of what she learned. Lawrence could not have catered to her any better.

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