Young Friends

Sleepovers are very popular with Young Friends.

Frequently asked questions 


Enjoy a monumental night’s sleep at the Museum in 2018.

Sleepovers are a thrilling way for Young Friends to experience the Museum after dark and learn about thousands of years of history through craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling.


October Sleepover: What did the Romans ever do for us? – BOOK NOW

Christmas Sleepover: Christmas through the ages – BOOK NOW 

Download an example itinerary 

Please note: this is indicative of the programme and is subject to change.


A typical sleepover

Registration – meet your group leader, choose a sleeping plot in the allocated gallery 18.15
Introductory talk including health and safety 19.00
First activity 19.20
Second activity 20.15
Snack break 21.00
Third activity 21.50
Fourth activity 22.45
Activities end 23.30
Lights out Midnight
Breakfast, pack up sleeping area 07.00
Farewell activity (exhibition based) 07.45
Visit to the Children’s shop 08.15
Bag collection and home time! 09.00