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A slice of bread history at a museum

A slice of bread history at a museum

I will share with you the skills and knowledge of how museums tell stories of ancient civilizations using objects—or, in museum speak, artifacts. By sharing my museology skills through discussion on my curated exploration of the British Museum, we will unlock some fascinating historical knowledge. I will explain…
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What's included

Food
Hot drink and a pastry

Your host

Bee

Bee

I am a food writer and a bread historian with many years of research on bread. I have worked at an 220-year-old flour mill museum in Suffolk, England, and also on a heritage farming project. That project, "Culture of the Countryside," was based at the University of East Anglia's gallery museum. I used a handling collection and museology methods with hundreds of people. They enjoyed developing new skills as they learned about the museum's objects of material culture. I am presently writing a social history book on bread, and this historical bread experience has been part of the book's research.

Where you'll be

We will start with a welcome discussion over drinks and delicious homemade pastries. I will then take you on my curated storytelling exploration of the upper floor of the British Museum. I will share the skills of museology as we study the displays of museum objects. Farming and baking bread started over 10,000 years ago, so we will begin with the Ancient Mesopotamians, and finish with the Ancient Romans after 10 rooms of amazing history.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Bring a notepad, writing and drawing equipment, camera, and lots of questions. We will have to pass through museum security, so bring only essential items. There is nowhere to leave heavy bags.
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museum visit
A slice of bread history at a museum
New experience
$42 per person
New experience
$42 per person