British Museum Sleepovers

British Museum , Bloomsbury Saturday October 12 2013 18:15 - 9:00
British Museum Sleepovers
© Benedict Johnson
The British Museum

These popular sleepovers take place every two months and are open to Young Friends of the British Museum and their chums. Every sleepover brings temporary and permanent exhibitions to life with story-telling surrounded by centuries of world history, before kids bed down in the Egyptian and Assyrian Galleries. During October's event, kids can explore the museum at night through storytelling and activities themed around the 'Colombian Gold' temporary exhibition.

Sleepovers are advertised in the magazine for Young Friends of the British Museum and bookings will be accepted by post only within the first few weeks to ensure fair ticket allocation. In addition to sleepover invitations, Young Friends receive a gift membership pack full of museum goodies and the chance to attend other fun events.

Suitable for ages 8-15. Up to four children, one of whom must be a Young Friend, per adult.


Venue name: British Museum
Address: 44 Great Russell St
Opening hours: Open daily 10am–5.30pm, Friday until 8.30pm. Closed Jan 1, Dec 24–26
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Rd/Holborn/Russell Square
Price: Annual Young Friends membership £25 (£20 by direct debit); sleepovers £35 per person
Event phone: 020 7323 8195
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