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University and academic visits

Everything you need to know to plan your university group visit to our museum, including gallery and exhibition visits.

Museum of London curator Foteini Aravani.

Students on a university visit to the Museum of London.

Planning your visit

The Museum of London Docklands welcomes university groups for self-guided visits and tours from our museum hosts.

What can we offer?

The museum’s current displays can support the curriculum in various areas, ranging from archaeology, medieval history, fashion and geography to visual culture, conservation, the British Trade in Enslaved Africans, literature, politics, and museum studies.

A group of higher education students visits the Museum of London's Roman gallery.

A group visit to the museum's Roman gallery

Group gallery visits

Our galleries and collections span a range of subject interests from history and geography, to art and science all through a London lens.

Self-led visits to our permanent galleries are free. For information on our special exhibitions and displays, please visit the What’s on page.

If your self-led visit is for 10 or more students, please let us know when you plan to visit by filling out this booking form. This will help us to ensure you can visit your preferred galleries and alert us to any access requirements.

Group tours with our museum hosts in the gallery spaces can be arranged to meet more specific educational needs, or to introduce some of the highlights in our collections.

Please email [email protected] to find out more and discuss your requirements. A charge applies for private group tours.

A group of university students examine bones in the museum of London.

Students get an expert tour behind the scenes

Specialist insight

Higher Education groups can request one-off behind-the-scenes visits, workshops or talks led by our skilled museum staff at the Museum of London Docklands. Past examples have included curator-led tours of exhibitions and insights into our collections.

Please give at least two months’ notice so we can ensure staff and room availability. A charge applies for these special activities. Please email [email protected] to find out more and discuss your requirements.

Higher education students on a visit to an exhibition at the museum of London.

Visitors enjoy a tour of the City Now City Future exhibition.

Exhibition visits

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

To enquire about a higher education group booking for a special exhibition please contact [email protected].

Research visits (very limited availability)

These are only available at the Museum of London Docklands, and are limited to what is currently on display.

Due to critical collections work and the complete reorganisation of the museum’s storage, research access to the London Collection, including the Archaeological Archive, Library, and Centre for Human Bioarchaeology, closed at the end of December 2022 for two years. During this time, it will not be possible to book tour visits of the London Collection. A review will take place after 18 months.

We are available for questions about our collections or the history of the museum only. We aim to reply within 20 working days of receipt, but are currently running a reduced service due to work on the New Museum project so complex enquiries may take a little longer. Use the contact us form to submit your request.