British Museum Tours
“If you have an interest in the Bible and like learning, you will love the tour!”
The Bible in the British Library and the British Museum
Saturday 25 November 2023
11:00 - 15:00
£15 per person
Meet in the foyer of the British Library
Booking open for private tours in 2024. See homepage for pricing
To book public or private tours please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the tours of the British Museum & the British Library:
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
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
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).
£15 per person
The Bible in the British Library and British Museum
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
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 a digital version of the handout for the tour, click the image above
To access final instructions for attending the tour, click below