Dr Lawrence Owens London Tours

Dr Lawrence Owens London Tours Make the most of your visit to the British Museum with an expert guided tour by Dr Lawrence Owens tailored to your personal interests.

During these days of social distancing, the idea has been proposed by some of Dr. Owens' clientele, that perhaps he shou...
07/04/2020

During these days of social distancing, the idea has been proposed by some of Dr. Owens' clientele, that perhaps he should offer a Virtual tour option. What virtual tour options might interest you and/or your family or friends? Let us hear your thoughts! 😄

Update April 28: After much reflection & brainstorming, it was determined that if we were unable to sort a "virtual tour" that was on an even par with the actual in person experience one would have with Lawrence, we did not wish to disappoint any of you with less than one might expect from the fabulous Dr. Owens.

We hope you are all well and safe. Once the world opens up again, in all its magnificent glory, we will be open for bookings, per usual! Let us hope it is not a long wait!

Cheers and thank you for your patience!

We are all going through incredibly odd days at present. This of course is affecting Dr. Owens ability to offer tours as...
27/03/2020

We are all going through incredibly odd days at present. This of course is affecting Dr. Owens ability to offer tours as we all hunker down in place. Currently all of the tours are on hold until things change for the better. All we can do now is hope that this temporary situation is under control soon and that this horrible cloud is lifted sooner rather than later. Take care all and stay healthy and safe. Life will once again be normal and Lawrence will be there to bring a bit of adventure and fun to all, as before! Please do sent requests if you have plans to visit UK and we will hold a place for you on the schedule with fingers crossed that things will change for the better soon🤞 😁

London is a city filled with historical sites. There are many secrets one might uncover if they are with the right perso...
13/02/2020

London is a city filled with historical sites. There are many secrets one might uncover if they are with the right person. Dr. Owens is that person. Discover a London most people might otherwise never see, with Lawrence guiding you all the way. Book your tour today at https://lawrenceowens.org/lso-custom-private-tours . You will not be disappointed.

Please consider joining the team by contributing to this important project!We are in the field! This is me at work (see ...
07/08/2019
Lawrence Owens posted an update to their GoFundMe campaign.

Please consider joining the team by contributing to this important project!

We are in the field! This is me at work (see new profile pic) and beyond me there is a full trench full of sweating workers, guftis (skilled Egyptian supervisors) and hapless students all shovelling fit to bust in 45 degree heat. We need another £2000 to get this project finished or else we may have to close early! Please help if you can! And check out www.echoegyptianheritage.tumblr.com for daily updates!

We are in the field! This is me at work and beyond me there is a full trench full of sweating workers, guftis (skilled egyptian supervisors) and hapless students all shovelling fit to bust in 45 degree heat. We need another £2000 to get this project finished or else we may have to close early! Plea...

Dr Lawrence Owens London Tours
07/08/2019

Dr Lawrence Owens London Tours

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-156277428215-222027933e85...
10/07/2019

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-156277428215-222027933e854818&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b

WE ARE ALMOST THERE!

In three weeks the whole team will be winging its way to Egypt for the new season at KHD! We have pottery specialists and conservators and diggers and bones people and all sorts...it's not going to be a huge excavation but it's going to be an epic one and it's all thanks to people like you supporting us. So thank you!

And if you haven't contributed yet PLEASE do consider it - every little goes a long way and we do have a lot to achieve in a very short five weeks of digging! It is going to be terribly odd not having Tass with us for this season, to which looked forward so long and eagerly, yet we are determined to do him proud and provoke blizzards of publications and monographs from this and future seasons at the site.

We have people preparing the adoption certificates already, so if you want to name a mummy after yourself or a friend (or enemy!) just let us know when you donate and we will be happy to oblige...!

See you soon!
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Looking for a hands on, personalized,educational experience with a real-life Indiana Jones archaeologist for your family...
20/06/2019

Looking for a hands on, personalized,educational experience with a real-life Indiana Jones archaeologist for your family? There are still a very limited number of available tours left for June & July 2019. Book your time with Dr. Owens today for an unforgettable adventure in London with your family! https://lawrenceowens.org/lso-custom-private-tours

After 6 weeks working in the field in Peru at Pachacamac historical site, Dr. Owens is back in London! Tour requests now...
08/04/2019

After 6 weeks working in the field in Peru at Pachacamac historical site, Dr. Owens is back in London! Tour requests now being accepted for 2019!

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-siteWonderful news! We are at £7642! But please don't...
28/01/2019
Click here to support Egyptian Archaeology: adopt an ancient mummy! organized by Lawrence Owens

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site

Wonderful news! We are at £7642! But please don't stop...the more we get the more we can save. (Will keep updating total)

Thanks to everyone’s amazing generosity we have achieved and surpassed the goal to raise £7500 - this total will mean that we can do a lot more at the site and get more help and resources to assist us in the rescue effort. It will also mean that we can get more done in a shorter period, as we are up against the wall as water, time and developers are against us. :-) Many thanks to all!

Introduction Hello and let us introduce ourselves: we are Dr Lawrence Owens and Dr Geoffrey Tassie, and we are the directors of an archaeology rescue project in the Egyptian Delta. Kafr Hassan Dawood (KHD) is one of the most important ancient sites in Egypt, and contains hundreds of burials from...

The British Museum is celebrating its 260th birthday. With over eight million objects in the collection, visit with an e...
16/01/2019
260 years – the British Museum in numbers

The British Museum is celebrating its 260th birthday. With over eight million objects in the collection, visit with an expert to guide and inform you in the areas that most interest you. Email [email protected] for availability and to book British Museum or other London tours. https://blog.britishmuseum.org/260-years-the-british-museum-in-numbers/

It's our 260th birthday! 🎂🎉 The Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has been free to visit for 'all studious and curious persons' since 1759. To mark the occasion, instead of cutting cake, we've been crunching numbers – scroll down for some truly spectacular stats. ...

If one of your new year's resolutions was to support world heritage, why not sponsor an ancient Egyptian mummy or skelet...
09/01/2019
Click here to support Egyptian Archaeology: adopt an ancient mummy! organized by Lawrence Owens

If one of your new year's resolutions was to support world heritage, why not sponsor an ancient Egyptian mummy or skeleton? Hundreds of burials at an important Nile Delta site are at risk from rising water levels. Your donation will help fund archaeologists to rescue vital data from the site before it's too late. https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site

Introduction Hello and let us introduce ourselves: we are Dr Lawrence Owens and Dr Geoffrey Tassie, and we are the directors of an archaeology rescue project in the Egyptian Delta. Kafr Hassan Dawood (KHD) is one of the most important ancient sites in Egypt, and contains hundreds of burials fro...

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?member=&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm...
01/01/2019
Click here to support Egyptian Archaeology: adopt an ancient mummy! organized by Lawrence Owens

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?member=&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=contacts-v2-invite-to-donate

Introduction Hello and let us introduce ourselves: we are Dr Lawrence Owens and Dr Geoffrey Tassie, and we are the directors of an archaeology rescue project in the Egyptian Delta. Kafr Hassan Dawood (KHD) is one of the most important ancient sites in Egypt, and contains hundreds of burials fro...

“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” ~ Pablo PicassoLooking for a gallery to...
31/07/2018

“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” ~ Pablo Picasso

Looking for a gallery tour for children & young adults? Dr. Owens offers London gallery tours for your family which are educational, inspiring, at times irreverent, and anything but boring. For children of all ages, this is the tour you've been seeking.

Check out our various tour descriptions today!

https://lawrenceowens.org/tour-descriptions

"As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible & is therefore full of deep significance" ~ Calv...
24/07/2018

"As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible & is therefore full of deep significance" ~ Calvin

Looking for a tour for one or more of London's amazing Art Galleries? Book a tour today with one of London's premier art gallery docents. None other than Dr. Lawrence S. Owens, of course.
https://lawrenceowens.org/tour-descriptions

"The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke" ~ Jerry Kosinski

Profile Pictures
23/06/2018

Profile Pictures

Lawrence on recent tours with some of his younger clients.
22/06/2018

Lawrence on recent tours with some of his younger clients.

More buried treasure that ever is being found in the UK! The number of new treasure discoveries by members of the public...
19/04/2018

More buried treasure that ever is being found in the UK!

The number of new treasure discoveries by members of the public hit a record level of 1,120 in 2016. This is the highest annual figure since the Treasure Act came into law exactly 20 years ago.

Highlights include two late Bronze Age hoards from Driffield, East Yorkshire, a hoard of 2,114 Roman coins from Piddletrenthide, Dorset, and an Anglo-Saxon grave assemblage from Winfarthing, Norfolk, where this pendant was found.

In this Guardian interview, British Museum director Hartwig Fischer says: "There are no foreigners here – the museum is ...
14/04/2018
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer: ‘There are no foreigners here – the museum is a world country’

In this Guardian interview, British Museum director Hartwig Fischer says: "There are no foreigners here – the museum is a world country."

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/apr/13/british-museum-director-hartwig-fischer-there-are-no-foreigners-here-the-museum-is-a-world-country?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

The German art historian reveals plans for an extensive revamp at Britain’s most visited attraction, but won’t be drawn on calls to return plundered works

"Laurence Owens was an exceptional tour guide. He provided excellent historical and human context to the objects in the ...
27/11/2017

"Laurence Owens was an exceptional tour guide. He provided excellent historical and human context to the objects in the British Museum and to the museum itself.

"He was able to bring in his own field archaeological experience to enhance our understanding and appreciation for the amazing objects in the Museum and made our visit wonderful."

Book your tailor-made tour to bring one of the world's greatest museums to life today.

The British Museum’s new exhibition “Living with gods - peoples, places and worlds beyond” is open, running until 8 Apri...
02/11/2017

The British Museum’s new exhibition “Living with gods - peoples, places and worlds beyond” is open, running until 8 April 2018.

Beliefs in spiritual beings and worlds beyond nature are characteristic of all human societies. By looking at how people believe through everyday objects of faith, this exhibition provides a perspective on what makes believing a vital part of human behaviour.

If you’re planning to book a visit, complete your day with one of my bespoke tours. Email [email protected] for more details.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/living_with_gods.aspx

The British Museum is to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution by staging its first exhibition on communi...
29/08/2017
British Museum exhibition to showcase communist currencies

The British Museum is to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution by staging its first exhibition on communist currency, opening 19 October. It will mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, with posters, medals and banknotes carrying ‘glorious designs’. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/aug/14/british-museum-exhibition-communist-currencies-russian-revolution

Museum will mark 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution, with posters, medals and banknotes carrying ‘glorious designs’

Scythians - warriors of ancient Siberia opens at the British Museum on 14th September. This major exhibition explores th...
23/08/2017
Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia

Scythians - warriors of ancient Siberia opens at the British Museum on 14th September.

This major exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. Their encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history but for centuries all trace of their culture was lost – buried beneath the ice.

If you're planning to visit, complete your day at the British Museum with a private tour tailored to your interests. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/scythians.aspx

The BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

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The Life of Owens

I am a bioarchaeologist and biological anthropologist, living and working in London.

I teach human osteology and related subjects during term time, although I spend as much time as I can away on projects in Peru, Egypt, Bolivia, Ghana, and South Africa, among others.

I also take tours around London, and enjoy teaching kids about history, art and archaeology, which I dress up with a Horrible Histories approach that sneaks in a lot of knowledge under the guise of revolting observation.

However, I live for fieldwork, and have been travelling about doing archaeological digs on five continents since 1992.

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We had a great tour with Lawrence today at the British Museum. He was patient, funny and extremely knowledgeable! We will recommend him to all of our friends visiting London
We had a great tour of the British Museum today with you! Matthew is still reciting the four George’s, the number of artifacts in the museum and the crazy hat theory