A Visit to the British Museum Exhibition

Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

Various dates (see options below)

On 29 December 1170, Becket was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights with close ties to King Henry II, an act that left Medieval Europe reeling. Becket was one of the most powerful figures of his time, serving as royal chancellor and later as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Marking the 850th anniversary of his brutal murder, this special exhibition presents Becket's tumultuous journey from a merchant's son to an archbishop, and from a revered saint in death to a 'traitor' in the eyes of Henry VIII more than 350 years later.

As large group bookings are not possible for this exhibition, Sion College has organised eight visits in groups of 6 Fellows/ members, each hosted by a member of the Court.

Details of dates and times are below. Please select up to three in order of priority. Following the visit the Sion College Court leaders will host their groups for refreshments (details to be arranged directly with the group leader before the visit).

Thursday 15th July 3:30pm Thursday 22nd July 3:30pm
Friday 16th July 11:30am Tuesday 27th July 3:50pm
Tuesday 20th July 3:50pm Thursday 29th July 3:00pm
Thursday 22nd July 11:30am Tuesday 3rd August 3:40pm

If you have not yet registered for online payment you will be asked to do this and your registration will need to be validated by the Administrator before you can use the facility. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in. Payment is taken by PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account. 

Please note

  • Successful applicants will be sent further information by Tuesday 22nd June, 2021
  • Cancellations notified after Monday 28th June will not be refunded
  • Attendees will be expected to honour any food choices submitted in advance

Sion College events are often over-subscribed and each place is generously subsidised. If you are offered a place but are unable to attend for any reason, please let the office know so that your place may be offered to another. In the event of failure to attend without notice after being reserved a place, the Court will require a refund of the subsidy.  Application for a place at any Sion event constitutes acceptance of this proviso.

Event Properties

Event Date 15-07-2021 3:30 pm
Event End Date 03-08-2021 3:40 pm
Registration Start Date 18-05-2021 10:30 am
Cut off date 21-06-2021 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15.00
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