University and academic visits

Everything you need to know to plan your university group visit to our museums or archive.

Mrs Pankhurst arrested in Victoria Street. This photograph shows the arrest of the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst on 13 February 1908. On this occasion Emmeline was arrested for participating in a deputation to the House of Commons. Along with eight other suffragettes she was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment for her militant action. Picturechase no 001235.

What we offer

We can support the curriculum in various areas, ranging from archaeology, medieval history, fashion and geography to visual culture, conservation, the transatlantic slave trade, literature, politics and museum studies.

HE students are shown behind the scenes by a curator, sharing insights into museum practice.

Behind the scenes

Request a one-off workshop to get up close and personal with museum objects.

Planning your visit

Self-led visits to our permanent galleries are totally free. Planning a self-led visit for a group of 10 or more? Let us know when you’ll be coming by filling out this booking form. This will help us to ensure you can visit your preferred galleries and alert us to any additional requirements.

Going behind the scenes

HE groups can also request one-off behind-the-scenes visits, workshops or talks led by our skilled museum staff.

For these, do give at least two months’ notice so we can ensure staff and room availability. A charge will usually be made for these special activities; email [email protected] to find out more and discuss your requirements.

London Archaeological Archive

This can be visited by appointment only. Researchers can contact the archive to book a free research visit.

HE groups have the chance to explore the stores and handle and repack objects in a behind-the-scenes visit. Contact the archive to find out more about these opportunities.

Visitors sit and reflect in the People's City war time gallery, Museum of London.

Exhibitions for HE

Free entry to our paying exhibitions may be available at specified times for HE groups of 10 or more. Tutors must book ahead and accompany groups, and ticket availability may vary.