Join us at the weekends for FREE volunteer-led family gallery tours.

Listen to stories and hunt for history while you explore the galleries. There will be craft activities and you can take home your creations. The family gallery tours will last around one hour. We continue to run our Ancient Egypt tour every weekend and with an alternative new Ancient Rome tour from June. 

Please look out for the chalkboard at the Welcome Desk to join the family tours.

During school holidays, family tours are limited to 15 families: first come, first served. Please go to the Welcome Desk to sign up and receive your sticker.

About the tours

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt tour
On the Life and Death in Ancient Egypt family tour, you'll step back in time to Ancient Egypt and explore the Ancient Egypt galleries.

Meet the Romans tour - NEW tour from June
On the Meet the Romans family tour, you'll discover life in a ancient Roman city and explore the Ancient Rome gallery. 

Confirmed June dates for both the new Rome and Egypt tours:

  • Sun 11 June
  • Sun 18 June
  • Sun 25 June

Tours start at 11am.

The tour topic, either Rome OR Egypt, is determined on guide availability. If you would like to request a specific tour in advance, please contact

No booking is required, families should meet at the Welcome Desk on the ground floor of the Museum.