Alexander the Great: Secondary and Further Education visits

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30 FREE
This is image representing colorful shapes coming out a statue head's. The statue looks like a antique statue made of marble.
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When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

He built an empire that stretched across the world. Rode across the sky on a flying chariot. And descended to the bottom of the sea in a glass bell. Or did he?


Piece together an epic tale 2,000 years in the telling. From astrological clay tablets, ancient papyri, and medieval manuscripts, to Hollywood and Bollywood movies and cutting-edge videogames, our major exhibition crosses continents to explore the fantastical stories that turned legacy into legend.


In this self-guided session, teachers can bring their students to explore the Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth exhibition independently.


On arrival, we provide a printed resource to help teachers and students engage with key items on display and uncover some of the major themes explored in the exhibition to support classroom learning.

Event times: Mondays (10.30-12.00), Tuesdays (10.30-12.00) and Wednesdays (13.00-14.30)

14 November – 14 December and 9 January – 8 February inclusive


Also available:


Age group: Years 7 - 13
When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30
Length: 60 - 90 minutes
Group size: Minimum group size - 10 students; maximum group size - 30 students
Key skills: History, English, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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