British Museum Tours
“If you have an interest in the Bible and like learning, you will love the tour!”
About the Tours of the British Museum & the British Library:
Who will it suit?
Everyone will enjoy the tour, but the lowest age is probably around 16. Most groups are mixed in age and background, including some who are unsure about the Bible, and the tour will be pitched accordingly. You have to be physically able to walk between galleries, although there are lifts if stairs are a difficulty.
Highlights of the Tour:
1. Rosetta Stone (key to the hieroglyphs)
2. Codex Sinaiticus (oldest Bible in the world at 325AD)
3. Codex Alexandrinus (3rd oldest NT in world)
4. Taylor Prism (Isaiah and Hezekiah)
5. Lachish Relief (Isaiah and Hezekiah)
6. Black Stele of Shalmaneser III
7. Cyrus Cylinder (Ezra 1)
8. Cylinder of Nabonidus (Daniel 5)
9. Royal Steward Inscription (Isaiah 22)
10. Lachish Letters
11. Amarna Letters (Joshua’s conquest)
12. See the face of the Pharaohs of Joseph and the Exodus
1 hour in the British Library, 1 hour to walk to the Museum and have lunch, and then 2 hours in the British Museum with a ½ hour tea break. We end at the Museum, which is close to Holborn and Tottenham Court Road tube stations (both Central Line).
£10 for waged, £7 for unwaged, payable on booking.
An overview of the tour & an interview with James Greig
"Seeing the link between biblical texts and non-religious historical accounts was enlightening."
"I really appreciate the gentle exhortations, the engaging stories and the pace that all contribute to an excellent learning experience."
Ruth-Abigail Williams 2016
"The start with the extraordinary treasures from Ur was one of the best and most "brain-catching" introductions to any lecture/demonstration I have ever attended."
Retired Gentleman 2009
“The Tour to the British Museum and Library was awe inspiring. It was great seeing things that confirmed what I believed in for so long. I left the tour thinking " There is a God he is alive!”
Marlon Oliver, February 2006
To access final instructions for attending the tour, click below
Previous Tour Groups:
All Nations Christian College
Carey Baptist Church, Reading
Christ Church, Abingdon
East London Church of Christ
Holy Trinity, Redhill
Magdalen Road Church, Oxford
Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
Oxford Schools' Chaplaincy
Rock Baptist Church Cambridge
S.A. Gemeente, Guildford
To access the handout for the tour, click the image above