Day Tour

British Museum for Families (2 Hours)

Context Travel

London, United Kingdom

Valid for Travel Now Through: 22 Mar 2019

British Museum for Families (2 Hours )

London, United Kingdom

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate • Wheelchair Accessible

Description

One of the largest repositories of ancient art in the world, the British Museum provides an amazing backdrop to a family-oriented seminar on the ancient world and its traditions, religions, and lives. Located in the beautiful Bloomsbury neighborhood, the museum holds one of the richest and most eclectic public art collections in the world.

From the Rosetta Stone to the lion hunt from the king's palace at Nineveh, the museum is packed full of artwork that can enhance your family's understanding of the ancient world.

The walk will focus on the idea of collecting and how it developed in England around the eighteenth century. We will also pick a theme or a particular civilization and follow its development throughout time while navigating the museum. We may, for instance, focus on the development of scripture from cuneiform to hieroglyphic to our modern alphabet, using tools like the Rosetta Stone and other ancient inscriptions.

In order to plan the best possible experience for children, it would be helpful for us know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food? The more we know, the better.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and heritage that make these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our docents are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s, or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

Insider Tip

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Terms & Conditions

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.



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Without question they did a superb job.