Beasts of London

Come face to face with the animals that once called this city home in Beasts of London, an immersive digital experience that will take you and your students on a journey through the capital's past. Opens 5 April 2019.


A girl sits beside a pigeon, an elephant and a fox, below the words 'Hear our stories'.

Are you ready for them?

Hear the beasts of London's stories in exciting new ways.

See the city like never before

From exotic beasts imported from all over the world to the humble pigeon, from the majestic lion to pesky fleas, London has been home to all manner of animals over its extraordinary history. Beasts of London will allow you and your pupils to immerse yourselves in the capital as seen through their eyes.

You'll begin your chronological journey before the city of London was created, and be guided through to the present day by a variety of animal narrators with unique views of London life. Through immersive digital technologies you'll experience the iconic moments in the city’s history - such as the arrival of the Romans and The Plague - like never before.

To find out more about the experience, created in partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, visit the Beasts of London page.

And remember to check back here later – we'll be announcing more exciting Beasts-related things on offer for schools!

Cost: £2 per student, supporting adults go free
Group size: 1 adult for every 5 students (for Key Stages 1 and 2); 1 adult for every 10 students (for Key Stages 3 and 4)

Book your visit

Please check this availability list to see which dates can be booked and then contact the Box Office on 020 7001 9844 to book. If you have difficulty using the telephone, please visit the museum accessibility page for assistance.

Terms and conditions

  • We need you to provide the final number of students attending and pay for your booking at least 6 weeks in advance of your visit. If you are booking less than 6 weeks before your intended visit, you will need to pay immediately.
  • Once paid, tickets cannot be refunded.
  • If more students wish to attend than currently booked, these can be paid for in advance or on the day, but invoicing will not be possible for them.

Help with visit costs

Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the City of London School Visits Fund website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Planning visits

Once you've booked a class visit, you can request a free ticket for pre-visit planning.

Contact

If you have any questions about bringing a school group to Beasts of London, please contact [email protected].