Courses at the British Museum

We are excited to announce a special partnership between City Lit and the world famous British Museum.

Why not try something new and study a beginner’s language or art course at the British Museum. These short courses will incorporate treasured objects from the museum's collection to bring your learning to life.
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  1. Chinese (Mandarin): an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient China to provide a foundation in Chinese (Mandarin). The course will be held in the Sackler room, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: an introduction for complete beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held in our Keeley Street campus and includes visits to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. London print archive visits: British Museum AM

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The london print and drawing archive visits are a great opportunity to see original pieces up close and unframed, alongside relevant work from the permanent collections. Tutor led, these guided sessions allow exploration of techniques and ideas and a chance to be inspired by a range of major artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. London print archive visits: British Museum PM

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The london print and drawing archive visits are a great opportunity to see original pieces up close and unframed, alongside relevant work from the permanent collections. Tutor led, these guided sessions allow exploration of techniques and ideas and a chance to be inspired by a range of major artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Learning through drawing: British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Work from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the British Museum while developing your drawing skills. Explore the challenges and pleasures of sketchbook drawing methods using a variety of drawing materials under expert guidance from the tutor.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. London print archive visits: Tate Britain AM

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The London print and drawing archive visits are a great opportunity to see original pieces up close and unframed, alongside relevant work from the permanent collections. Tutor led, these guided sessions allow exploration of techniques and ideas and a chance to be inspired by a range of major artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. London print archive visits: Tate Britain PM

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The London print and drawing archive visits are a great opportunity to see original pieces up close and unframed, alongside relevant work from the permanent collections. Tutor led, these guided sessions allow exploration of techniques and ideas and a chance to be inspired by a range of major artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Korean: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership with the British Museum, provides a foundation in modern Korean with reference to objects in the British Museum's Korean collection. The course will be held in the Clore Education Centre at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Icelandic: an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to Iceland and the Arctic to provide a foundation in the Icelandic language. The course will be held in the Studio, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: continuation course

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    Follow-on course from the Introduction. Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Up close and personal with Greek archaeological treasures

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover stunning objects from ancient Greece and the evidence they provide for the lives of ancient people. Spend the afternoon having a close look at the British Museum's collection.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. Japanese: an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to Japan to provide a foundation in the Japanese language. The course will be held in the Sackler Rooms, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Sanskrit: an introduction for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Arabic: an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This 4 week evening course presented in collaboration with the British Museum provides a foundation in modern Arabic with reference to objects from the Museum’s world-class Middle Eastern collection.The course will be held in the Studio, Clore Education Centre at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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