Saturday 16 October 2021

British Museum Families - Welcome back families!


Seven musicians, each clad in a jama with patkas tied around the waists and wearing turbans, holding Pahari horns with long pipes known as turhi, Jasrota, India.

October marks the return of our popular families programming, including the Families Desk, Ford Centre for Young Visitors and our Museum explorer trails and activity backpacks.  

We also have a diverse and engaging programme for families over the October half-term which includes art and craft workshops, storytelling, re-enactments and digital workshops, collectively exploring popular themes related to Egypt, Roman Britain, Japan and Greece.   

We look forward to welcoming families back to the Museum this month! 

All the best,
The School and Young Audiences team 

Tin rickshaw panel painted with a design of a tiger and its cub, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

October half-term family activities

Ages 5+ 

Our popular family offer is back! Join us at the Museum for engaging activities to entertain you and your youngsters this October half-term.

Explore our galleries with an activity filled backpack or family trail. Or join us for Samsung digital workshops, art and craft stations, storytelling sessions and re-enactments.

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Selection of Museum explorer trails covers

The Families Desk is open for business! 

All ages 

The Families Desk has re-opened this month after closing back in March 2020 and our Family Facilitator team are excited to see you again and help you plan your day at the British Museum!

The Families Desk is located in the Great Court (SW corner) and is open on weekends and holidays from 10.00–16.30.  Collect a themed activity backpack (including sensory packs and packs for under 5s) or one of our popular Museum explorer trails. If you successfully complete your trail, you can return to the Families Desk for a stamp and a sticker!

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Illustrated still from Museum Missions

Museum Missions

Suitable for all ages  

Our free Museum Missions will get you and your family talking, laughing and learning as you explore the galleries with your phone or tablet. 

Look out for QR codes as you explore. You can spend a few minutes completing one set of challenges on topics like ancient Egypt or the Roman empire, or make a day of it and finish them all!

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