University and academic visits

Everything you need to know to plan your university group visit to our museums or archive, including gallery visits, exhibition visits, and behind the scenes tours.

Museum of London curator Foteini Aravani.

Students on a university visit to the Museum of London.

“It was good to have contact with a specific staff member and have them introduce the museum to our students”.
University visitor

Planning your visit

The Museum of London welcomes university groups for tours, self-guided visits and specialist talks. Group visits to the museum’s archive and individual research visits are also available upon request.

What can 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.

Group gallery visits

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

A group visit to the museum's Roman gallery

“The Museum’s exhibits were lively and informative, the students seemed to have a good time moving through the exhibition”.

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 totally 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, 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.

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

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

Specialist insight

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

Students get an expert tour behind the scenes

“Our presenter knew her stuff! Lots of good details and useful insights on the topic.”

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

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

Exhibition visits

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.

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].