Founded in 1753, the British Museum is devoted to history, culture and art with works from Greece’s Parthenon (the Elgin Marbles), Egypt (world famous Rosetta Stone), Northern Europe (Viking masks) across to Mesopotamia, Mexico and China – lest we forget Inuits and Indians! As such it’s fondly referred to as “the World’s Museum”. But with a collection of 8 million objects, covering 807,000 sq feet (75,000 m²), just where does one start?!? Join us on a treasure hunt to give you some focus, threading themes and cultures together.
THATConcept is identical to our other hunts: photographing your team in front of as many pieces as possible within a given amount of time (90 mins to 2 hrs). Additional THATMuse bonus challenges are embedded in your treasure text, ensuring that hunters read about their treasure -- making the hunt educationally flexible, fun & interactive!
FUN + GAMES
Commissioned by repeat corporate clients (& makers of fun!) Lego, Fun & Games is our most popular theme for first-time visitors (adults & kids alike), as it unifies the collection from all corners & quarters. The BM’s treasured Lewis Chessmen are of course prize pieces, but you’ll also scrutinize a Mesopotamian Lion Hunt, find a Roman girl playing Knucklebones, lest we forget Greek Olympic champions (& drinking games!). And did you know the Egyptians sent their dead off with board games?
THATMuse goes ghoulish on this search for all things dark & macabre, from maudlin mummies & Greek sarcophagi to Aztec sacrificial knives dripping with blood (yikes!). Famous folk like Ginger (the Gebelein Mummy) & the Lindow Man (a Roman who met with a grisly end in 1st century Britain) make some special appearances. This theme covers a good amount of ground, so it’s not for the faint of heart, but is also family friendly (geared to kids older than Fun+Games, as treasure text is longer).
BM LOVE HUNT
The Love Hunt includes romantic love (Medieval treasures), impish love (Cupid & his arrow), conjugal love (the famous Sophilos Dinos, a Greek wedding gift telling the story of Thetis & Peleus’s marriage), seductive love (lest we forget Lely’s Venus!) and salacious love (an 11,000 year-old Levant piece of two in coitus!). With a naughty twinge, this is an adults-only hunt.
From the Queen of the Lewis Chessmen to the Babylonian Babe, the Queen of the Night, this lady hunt pumps your pumps up, down and around the BM. Famous femmes like Lely’s Venus & the Nereid Nymphs to little-known ladies like the seal of Elizabeth de Sevorc, a Northern French aristocrat (who was entirely independent of a husband, son or any man – as she had her own money and land, just like the 1st Roman Empress Livia, who’s also in the hunt). The prize treasure is spelled out in a letter scramble, for the most celebrated lady of them all!
To get a taste of the hunt, please click here.
CLASSIC HUNT: £75 for 6 people or fewer, £15 for each additional person
LUXE HUNT: £275/3 hours for 6 people or fewer
GROUP HUNT: contact us for a quote
Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, England
Metro (Tube Stations)
Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square, Goodge St Station
Stop: New Oxford Street: 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242
Stop: Southampton Row: 59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188
Stop northbound on Tottenham Court Road/Southbound on Gower: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
Open 10am – 5:30 pm every day, except Friday when it’s open till 8:30 pm
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December & 1 January (open every other day of the year)