Multimedia Guides (permanent collection)

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Discover highlight objects in the Museum's collection with the Museum’s new Multimedia Guide.

It offers audio commentary and images for over 200 objects in 61 galleries, with an interactive map for easy navigation. There are also gallery and highlights tours, including the Parthenon sculptures, Korea and Ancient Egypt.

Available in English, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin.

Children’s Multimedia Guide
7 different guided tours, covering 58 highlight objects in 30 galleries. Includes activities and interactive games.

British Sign Language Multimedia Guide
Signed video commentaries for over 200 highlight objects of the Museum, with interactive map to help with orientation in the galleries.

Audio Description Guide for visually impaired people
Over 200 audio descriptions of the Museum’s highlight objects.

Available every day, from 10.00 to 16.30 (until 19.30 on Fridays*). Please note that forms of identification required as a deposit include passport, national ID, drivers licence, etc.

*Some galleries are closed on Friday evenings so not all objects on the guide will be available.

If you would like to reserve multimedia guides for groups exceeding 8 people, please contact the Multimedia Guide desk at +44(0)207 323 8881 between 10.00 - 17.00 from Monday to Friday.

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Multimedia Guides (permanent collection)

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