Special Events

  • Curse of the mummy

    Curse of the mummy

    Friday 13 June 2014, 18.00–21.00
    Clore Education Centre
    Free, booking essential

    Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some, but come to the Museum and break the curse! Celebrate ancient Egyptian rituals, curses and culture at this evening of talks, workshops and performance, including an introduction from Bryony Dixon, Curator of Silent Film, BFI National Archive, on representations of mummies in early film. Grab a drink at the bar, prepare yourself for the afterlife by making amulets, and visit the Egyptian photo booth in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre.

    Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission  


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  • Here come the Vikings!

    Here come the Vikings!

    Friday 9 May 2014, 18.15
    Great Court
    Free, booking essential

    This evening brings together performances of music, performance poetry and standup comedy – all inspired by the Vikings. Hear a performance of Judith Weir’s opera for soprano King Harald’s Saga, performances from Roskilde Choir and a set by comedian Tony Law. Bar available throughout, tickets are for standing room only. 


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  • Highlights Tour: around the world in 90 minutes

    Highlights Tour: around the world in 90 minutes

    Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11.30 and 14.00
    Tours commence at the Information Desk
    £12 per person, children under 12 with an accompanying adult free

    Explore the British Museum’s most famous treasures with an illuminating 90-minute guided tour. Discover the Rosetta Stone, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon sculptures, as well as some lesser-known but fascinating objects, with expert guidance that will take you to the heart of the Museum’s collection.

    The tour is for adults, but children under 12 are free (when accompanied by an adult). The tour will visit a number of galleries on different floors of the Museum and involves a lot of walking. 


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  • Members' lecture - Exhibiting German history

    Members' lecture - Exhibiting German history

    27 May 2014, 18.30
    BP Lecture Theatre
    £20.00

    Don't miss Director Neil MacGregor's annual lecture exclusively for Members. This year he talks about the challenges of presenting Germany's history in anticipation of the Room 35 exhibition opening in September.

    Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission 


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  • Members' lecture-Beyond the gaze of the Crosby Garrett Helmet

    Members' lecture-Beyond the gaze of the Crosby Garrett Helmet

    14 April 2014, 18.30
    BP Lecture Theatre
    £15.00

    Mike Bishop archaeologist and expert in Roman armoury will explore the background to the use of the Crosby Garrett Helmet,which once belonged to a Roman cavalryman.This spectacular copper-alloy face-mask helmet, found near the Cumbrian village of Crosby Garrett in 2010, is temporarily on display at the museum.

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  • Members' lecture-Vikings voices

    Members' lecture-Vikings voices

    2 June 2014, 18.30
    BP Lecture Theatre
    £15.00

    Viking Voices: the Scandinavian impact on the languages and names of Britain delivered by Jayne Carroll, Associate Professor in the History of English at University of Nottingham

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  • Parents and carers’ view of Vikings: life and legend

    Parents and carers’ view of Vikings: life and legend

    Tuesday 20 May 2014, 10.00 - 12.00
    Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery
    Adult tickets for this special morning are £13 each (normal price £16.50 plus booking fee), children under 16 are free, booking essential

    The British Museum has joined forces with Mumsnet Academy to offer a dedicated time to visit the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend with your children. On this exclusive morning you won’t feel pressured to keep your kids quiet, you can meet other parents and carers who want to experience a bit of culture, and you’ll have the time to see the blockbuster show that everyone’s talking about! You’ll also be able to hear from the Exhibition Curator and soak up the atmosphere of one of the world’s finest museums. You will be able to take your buggy into the exhibition space or leave it in our buggy park. There will be baby changing and feeding facilities, as well as space reserved for you to have tea and coffee. You are more than welcome to feed babies in the Museum, and there are some private rooms for feeding if you prefer. You’ll also get a complimentary cup of tea or coffee on arrival, and the cafés will be open throughout the day if you need to buy snacks or drinks. If you have any queries about the morning or the Museum in general, email marketing@britishmuseum.org

    In partnership with Mumsnet

    Please note: when you buy tickets for this event they will be issued for a specific timeslot. Please try to go into the exhibition at that time if possible, but we know this is difficult with children! If you do miss your slot, we will let you into the exhibition as soon as we can. This may mean asking you to wait until it becomes slightly quieter.

    The exhibition has level access throughout, so you’re welcome to visit with a buggy or pram. If you want to leave your buggy or pram in the cloakroom, please be aware that it has limited space, so we might not be able to take it. Luckily you can still take it into the exhibition! 


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  • Perfect timing: inside clocks and watches

    Perfect timing: inside clocks and watches

    Friday 6 June 2014, 13.30 & 15.00
    Meet at the Information Desk
    Free, booking essential

    Paul Buck and Oliver Cooke, British Museum, introduce the inner mechanisms and design of clocks and watches from the 16th to the early 18th centuries using examples in the British Museum’s collection, offering the opportunity to see the inner workings of historic pieces and discover how the art of timekeeping developed.

    Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission  


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  • Writing Mesopotamia: performance

    Writing Mesopotamia: performance

    Sunday 27 April 2014, 14.00-16.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    Free, booking essential

    Come to the Museum for a unique public performance of works inspired by the history and culture of Mesopotamia and Iraq, including readings from participants in the 'Writing Mesopotamia' series of creative writing workshops at the Museum, followed by a performance in English and Arabic by Iraqi poet Adnan al Sayegh and British poet Jenny Lewis.

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  • Young Friends Viking afternoon

    Young Friends Viking afternoon

    27 May 2014, 14.00
    Embassy of Denmark, London
    £10.00

    Take part in this special Viking afternoon event at the Danish embassy. Hear from Gareth Williams Curator of Vikings life and legend, take part in a Viking re-enactment and create a Viking themed keepsake to take home with you. Traditional Danish refreshments will be served during the break.

    Registration opens at 13.30

    Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission 


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  • Young Friends Vikings Sleepover

    Young Friends Vikings Sleepover

    22-23 March 2014, 18.15-09.00
    Registration in Room 4
    £35.00

    Come along to this special sleepover and enjoy four exciting activities themed around the special exhibition Vikings: life and legend, then spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries. Discover more about the Vikings through craft workshops, demonstrations, and storytelling.

    Booking for Young Friends only

    Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission. 


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  • Young Friends Vikings Sleepover

    Young Friends Vikings Sleepover

    26-27 April 2014, 18.15-09.00
    Registration in Room 4
    £35.00

    Come along to this special sleepover and enjoy four exciting activities themed around the special exhibition Vikings: life and legend, then spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries. Discover more about the Vikings through craft workshops, demonstrations and storytelling.

    Booking for Young Friends only

    Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission. 


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