Members can book to visit Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond before normal opening hours to learn how objects can reveal 40,000 years of religious belief, and the significance of believing in societies all around the world.
All Members will need to book in advance of their visit for early morning views of the exhibition (please note, this does not apply to visiting during normal opening hours). The timings indicate available slots for accessing the early morning viewing. Members will be able to remain in the exhibition for as long as they like.
A Members-only late night viewing of the exhibition Rodin and the art of ancient Greece.
Discover how ancient Greek sculpture inspired Rodin to set a radical new direction for modern art. In 1881 the French sculptor Auguste Rodin visited London for the first time. On a trip to the British Museum, he saw the Parthenon sculptures and was instantly captivated by the beauty of these ancient Greek masterpieces. Experience the magnificent sculpture of a modern master, and explore how the ancient world shaped his artistic vision.
All Members will need to book in advance of their visit for late night viewings of the exhibition (please note: this does not apply to visiting during normal opening hours). You are welcome to wait in the Museum until your timeslot. The Members’ Room will not be open for the duration of the evening and will close at 17.30. However, you can wait in the Great Court or visit the Great Court Café.
7-8 April 2018, 18.15- 09.00 Registration in Room 4 £45.00
Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover to find out how to be an archaeologist.
Find out about the history of archaeology – from the first excavations to what they do today, and what role they have played in the history of the British Museum. See what we can learn from ancient tombs and crack forgotten languages. Discover the story behind some of the objects in the collection and how they came to be in the Museum.
At the end of the evening Young Friends and their guests will spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by kings and gods from the ancient world, followed by breakfast in the morning.