Choose from a range of tours and activities for groups and bring your friends, students, or co-workers along.

Private Tours TOP

Book a private tour – before we open, during the day, or in the evening after we’ve closed to the public. To find out more contact or on 020 7440 4264.

Soane Highlights and Private Apartments Tour TOP

Our public Highlights and Private Apartments Tours are capped at 8 visitors and are very popular. If your group is smaller than 8 people, you may be able to secure enough tickets on one of these tours, in which an expert takes you around the Museum and tells you the stories behind its treasures. Highlights and Private Apartments Tours take place at noon on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and also at 11:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. It costs £15 per person.

Visit the tours page to check availability and book.

Non-Profit Group Visits TOP

For groups of 8 to 20 people from any not-for-profit educational or cultural organisation. Groups can visit on Fridays at 10:00, 14:00, and 15:30.

Visits are free, but as a charity we’d really appreciate a donation to support our work.

If you like, you can request an introductory talk by one of our expert staff for £50. Please see the booking page for more information.

Book a non-profit group visit 

Schools and Universities TOP

Visit our Learning page to explore a range of activities tailored to primary, secondary, and university level.

We welcome group visits by students in higher or further education. These can be in the form of a self-guided tour by booking a group visit slot or a teaching session in the Research Library and Archive.

Should higher education groups require a teaching session in the Museum's research library, these can be pre-arranged on available Friday afternoons anytime between 14:00 and 17:00. To arrange a library session, once your group visit is booked on this page, it is essential that you also get in touch with Frances Sands, Curator of Drawings and Books: in order to discuss the feasibility and content of the session. Library group numbers are limited to 12. Suggested donation of minimum £50.

If Fridays are not suitable for your schedule, groups are welcome to visit the museum as individuals or you can contact us to enquire about a private tour with one of our expert guides.

External guides TOP

Due to the narrow Museum spaces and for the safety and comfort of our other visitors, we don’t permit external guides to lead their own tours in the Museum.