London - Highlights Tour of the British Museum

London - Highlights Tour of the British Museum

London - Highlights Tour of the British Museum
Friday 21 October 2022, 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Friday 21 October 2022, 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
  • The Reading Room and Great Court roof, 2005

Image of the Coningsby Gallery

Image of the Coningsby Gallery

Hoasted by the Cambridge Society of London
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Location: 
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Take a tour through the history of Britain and the world at the British Museum. We are lucky enough to have one of the best museums in the world in our midst but, let’s be honest, when did you last visit it? Our tour will cover some of the “must see” highlights of the British Museum such as the Rosetta Stone, the key to unlocking hieroglyphs, and the Parthenon Sculptures (also known as the Elgin Marbles), considered some of the most beautiful achievements of Greek art. We will need to be flexible with gallery closures, as we are visiting using the Friday Lates scheme, but I would also hope to include some of the treasures of ancient Mesopotamia, a natural mummy, and some of the highlights from the British collection, such as the finds from the Anglo-Saxon burial at Sutton Hoo, recently dramatized in the film “The Dig”.

Meet: at 17:45 for an 18:00 start (please be on time as we will have a group booking to enter. If you are late you will need to enter as an individual and will not have a booked ticket)

Meeting Place: Outside the back / groups entrance to the British Museum, Montague Place, London, WC1E 7JW

End: approx: 20:00 at the British Museum

Post-tour drinks: Caroline will not be booking a table for post-tour drinks, but there are plenty of options near the end of the tour which she can recommend

Booking information

This is a ticketed event, to purchase your tickets please, book online using the link below. 

Numbers are limited so do book early. This event is open to Cambridge Society of London members, and each attending member may invite three guests. Potential Society members may learn more and join at www.camsoclon.org.

Price: 
£12.50 - £13 per person

Location

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom
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