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.
  1. Learning to draw at the British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 7 Nov 2019
    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

  2. Chinese (Mandarin): an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This eight-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

  3. Latin: continuation at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this course follows on from the beginners class. Continue to learn to read Latin by studying original inscriptions from the British Museum collection.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (and 3 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 the Middle East to provide a foundation in the Arabic 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

  5. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 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

  6. Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 Latin inscriptions on Roman architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in the ancient language of Latin. The class will be held in the Claus Moser Room, Clore Education Centre, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  8. Friday lates: Islamic art at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  10. Art of Islam: an introduction at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    Gain an insight into the arts of the Islamic world. The course will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Troy: an introduction at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    An opportunity to find out more about Troy, its history and the people associated with it. This course will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Friday lates: treasure at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Take a Friday evening to discover treasure troves in the British Museum, such as the Mildenhall Treasure and the Cuerdale Hoard, and find out about the societies in which these discoveries were produced.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  13. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: an introduction for complete beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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