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Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

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1 hr 30 mins

Indulge in the English tradition of afternoon tea at the British Museum. Relish tasty finger sandwiches, scones, and cakes!


  • Treat yourself to a quintessentially British experience as you sip on tea and enjoy a variety of cakes, biscuits, and more at the British Museum.

  • Enjoy the ambiance of the Great Court Restaurant at one of the world's oldest museums while seated under its famous glass roof.

  • Select from an assortment of organic loose-leaf and flowering teas. Pair them with your choice of fine scones, savory snacks, and sweet treats.

  • Make your experience extra special by selecting the ticket option that adds a glass of Prosecco to your afternoon.

  • Fun Fact: The British Museum, founded in 1753, makes it older than the United States and was once guarded by a cat named Mike!


  • Afternoon tea at the British Museum

  • Glass of Prosecco (optional)

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Marvel at the Grandeur of the British Museum

The British Museum is exceptional in that it brings together cultures from across continents and oceans under one roof. To help you appreciate one of the country’s oldest and most famous traditions, these tickets offer you the chance to spend your time absorbed in afternoon tea, a much-loved British tradition, at the Great Court Restaurant in the museum.

Indulge in a Fine Selection of Delicacies

To begin with, choose from a variety of teas, both organic loose-leaf and flowering. Next up, you can choose from an assortment of finger sandwiches from Portland crab and Wiltshire to cucumber with black truffle cream cheese on white bread. As you enjoy your afternoon while seated under the famous glass roof of the restaurant, you will also indulge in sweet treats like quinoa and carrot cake, shortbread, and elderflower biscuits, not to mention the finest selection of scones complimented with clotted cream, butter, and jam. To make your experience even more special, you can also choose to add a glass of Prosecco from the ticket options section.

Important Information

  • Click here for a detailed menu.

  • Vegetarian, pescatarian, and nut-free options are available.

  • The last sitting for afternoon tea is at 4pm.


  • Prosecco is only served to guests aged 18 and over.

  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, halal, and vegan options/alternatives are not available.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the venue.

  • Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Great Court Restaurant.

  • Address: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Montague Street. It is a quick 5-minute walk to the venue.

  • Board bus 14 to get you there.

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