Chinese New Year: a musical celebration

Chinese New Year: a musical celebration

Friday 3 February 2017, 18.30
Room 2
free, booking required

In a special performance marking Chinese New Year 2017(the Year of the Rooster), students from the Department of Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong present a repertoire of traditional music from across China, including Full Moon and Blooming Flower, In Celebration of Good Times and Rise Step by Step, as well as many other regional classics, played on traditional Chinese instruments. 


Group Booking

Group Booking

Every day
Enter through King Edward entrance on Montague Place
Free, booking essential

Due to the significant increase in tour group visitors and to make the visitor experience pleasant for all visitors, it has become necessary for all tour groups to book their visit to the museum at least seven days in advance.

If bookings are not made in advance, groups may be denied immediate entry to the museum.

All tour groups must enter the museum using the King Edward entrance on Montague Place. This entrance provides space for group visits and dedicated coach parking.

Please be advised that if you wish to avoid the busiest times for tour group visits, you should not book for the 10:00, 14:00, or 15:00 time slots.

During the booking process please specify the number in your group and also if the majority of your visit will involve any one area of the Museum's collection. If you will be visiting many areas of the Museum but not one specific area in depth please put your group number in the 'General admission' category during the booking process.

If the people in your group are aged under 18, please use this ticket category regardless of area visited. If you are a UK school and are looking to make use of the Ford Centre for Young Visitors or book any of our workshops/galleries please do not book in via this link but visit the 'Learning' section of the website for further booking information

If any of your group have specific access needs please see the 'Visiting' section of the Museum's website for more information on all facilities available. This is also where you will find details of our full Visitor Regulations. 


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 meet at the Information Desk £12 per person

Explore the British Museumís 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 Museumís collection.

This tour is designed for an adult audience and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Please note that the tour will visit a number of galleries on different floors of the Museum and involves a considerable amount of walking.  


Members' Exclusive Lecture - The American Dream; pop to the present

Members' Exclusive Lecture - The American Dream; pop to the present

Monday 27 February 2017
18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£15, includes complimentary drink
The American Dream: pop to the present will be the first major exploration of American printmaking from the 1960s to the present to be staged in the UK.
The exhibition features work by some of the greatest artists of the period, including Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, which demonstrate the vital, creative importance and expansion of printmaking over six decades. In this exclusive lecture Exhibition Curator Stephen Coppel, British Museum, will explore the changing face of American art with varied movements such as pop, minimalism and photorealism, as well the different ways that prints have addressed issues of race, gender and power. Includes a complimentary drink.

 


Music of South Africa: Indaba Yethu

Music of South Africa: Indaba Yethu

Friday 17 February 2017, 18.00-18.45 & 19.15-20.00
Room 25
£8.00,Member/concessions £6.00

Eugene Skeef and his Abantu Ensemble present evocative Zulu music in the Sainsbury African Galleries. Indaba Yethu (Our Story) is a celebration of the story of our creative origins. The Abantu Ensemble are Eugene Skeef (berimbau, percussion and vocals), Leeto Thale (spoken word, vocals and percussion), Robert Mitchell (keyboards) and Marcina Arnold (vocals, guitar and percussion). 


Young Friends’ sleepover: The American dream

Young Friends’ sleepover: The American dream

18-19 March 2017, 18.15 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around the exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present. Discover the amazing history of America from Native American storytelling and the European migration through to African-American influences and the world power we know today. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by gods and kings. Then enjoy breakfast in the Great Court before visiting the exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning. Please also note this year we are allowing 5 in a group i.e. 1 Adult 1 Young Friend and up to 3 guests.
Young Friends Only. Tickets £45. Booking required. 


Young Friends’ sleepover: The American dream

Young Friends’ sleepover: The American dream

01-02 April 2017, 18.15 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around the exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present. Discover the amazing history of America from Native American storytelling and the European migration through to African-American influences and the world power we know today. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by gods and kings. Then enjoy breakfast in the Great Court before visiting the exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning. Please also note this year we are allowing 5 in a group i.e. 1 Adult 1 Young Friend and up to 3 guests.
Young Friends Only. Tickets £45. Booking required.