Full Day Archaeology Experience at The British Museum

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Spend the day exploring The British Museum with a professional archaeologist! You'll learn the science of archaeology and how to decipher ancient scripts, including Egyptian hieroglyphs!


  • London (London)
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  • FREE GIFT PACK
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£ 40
ALL ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

Full Day Archaeology Experience at The British Museum

Spend the day exploring The British Museum with a professional archaeologist! You'll learn the science of archaeology and how to decipher ancient scripts, including Egyptian hieroglyphs!

Discover the world’s greatest collection of ancient treasures during this unique archaeology experience at the British Museum, London. With 10,000 years of human history to explore and a qualified archaeologist to guide you, it’s a day out you’re sure never to forget!

The experience begins outside Russell Square tube station, where you’ll be met by your guide and led to the museum entrance, a short walk away. Inside the museum, you’ll skip the queues and dive straight into its extraordinary collection of artefacts, tracing humankind’s journey from the Stone Age to the modern era. Your guide—and qualified archaeologist—will reveal how relic hunters and explorers of the past made their discoveries, as you travel from ancient Egypt and Assyria to Greece and Rome, Viking Scandinavia and Aztec Mexico. Along the way, you’ll pass some of the museum’s most prized objects—the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Marbles, Lewis Chessmen, and more—before pausing to play an ancient Mesopotamian board game, the rules of which were first deciphered by British Museum scholars. After a break for lunch, the second part of the tour explores ancient languages and the science of archaeology. You’ll practice writing your name in Egyptian hieroglyphs, as well as getting to grips with carbon dating, the processes that bury archaeological sites, and a few unsolved mysteries of the ancient world. Follow your curiosity and discover your inner Indiana Jones! 

The Full Day Archaeology Experience at the British Museum is perfect for families, and it makes a thoughtful experience gift for history buffs, young and old. 

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Availability

This experience runs year-round on Sundays from 10am, subject to availability. If you have a specific date in mind, please ask our customer service team using the 'Enquire About This Experience' button, and we'll be happy to assist you.

Requirements

The British Museum is wheelchair accessible. 

There is no minimum age for this archaeology experience!

Duration

Experience Duration: 05:30

Time Spent at Venue: 05:30

This full day archaeology experience will last approximately 5 and a half hours, with a break for lunch. 

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Full Day Archaeology Experience at The British Museum is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: +10

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

This British Museum experience is not suitable for spectators.

The maximum group size is 25.

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What to wear

Please wear comfortable shoes for your archaeology adventure, as you will be doing a lot of walking!

Weather

The weather will not affect this experience as it is held indoors.

£ 40