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Sleepwalk Like An Egyptian Sleepover for Groups

calendar1st Jan, 6:00 pm - 31st Dec 2023, 12:00 am

Join us for a night of adventure at Torquay Museum – after the doors have closed and everyone has gone home – grab your torch and roam the galleries with us after dark! Come midnight, bunk down for a night among intrepid explorers and dream of faraway lands.

This unique sleepover offers children, aged 7 to 15yrs, the chance to explore and discover the Museum after dark while taking part in some fun activities.

After setting up camp in one of our amazing galleries you'll be treated to an evening of awesome activities with plenty to learn and discover along the way.

  • Exploring the Museum by torchlight.
  • Getting creative in our Mummy tote bag workshop.
  • Try to beat the clock in our Torquay Museum Mummy Wrap challenge.
  • Hot chocolate, cookies, and a bedtime story before bunking down with among the treasure of an ancient world. 
  • Breakfast in the morning, and a last chance to wander the galleries, or shop in the gift shop, before heading home.

VIP Goodie Bags
Packed full of Torquay Museum goodies and your very own plush Mummy to snuggle down with and take home: £25.

Mini Goodie Bags
A fab bag of Torquay Museum mementos to take home to remember your visit: £10.


Terms & Conditions:

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.

Children aged 7-15yrs are welcome, along with their parents or caregivers. 

Note: Brownies, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Beavers and other youth groups, are welcome at all Sleepovers, and all are welcome on Club Group nights; we simply encourage Club Groups from different regions to come together on the same night, if their schedules permit. Please contact us regarding Group Bookings - [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I have to bring?
You’ll be camping, so you will need a sleeping bag, ground mat and pillow. Please note - the museum is not able to provide any sleeping materials. For health and safety reasons, we can't allow any motorised blow-up mattresses or other mattresses which would require electricity to inflate. It's recommended that you also bring a torch, toothbrush, ear plugs (the sleeping area is communal, so if you're a light sleeper you may find these beneficial) and an eye mask, as some lights will be left on in the galleries.

You'll need to bring clothing to sleep in, for example, a tracksuit (not pyjamas or other nightwear – this is in case of an emergency, and we have to quickly evacuate the building). Changing in the galleries isn't permitted due to it being a communal area. Temperature in the galleries can fluctuate, so please dress appropriately – we encourage you to bring layers.

Food won't be provided until breakfast, so you'll probably need snacks and refreshments to keep you going at the snack break time. There will be hot chocolate and cookies for all during the mid-evening snack break.Please be aware that food is not permitted in gallery spaces and sleeping areas.

When you arrive for the event, you'll be asked by your group leader to leave all food items in a designated area in the Local Studies Library. Only bottled water can be taken into the gallery spaces and sleeping areas.

You won't be able to use electrical items that require a plug, and we strongly recommend you don't bring items with you that are of financial or sentimental value.

How many adults are required to attend?
The number of adults required for each group of children are as follows:
Children    Adults required
1-2                     1
3-4                     2
5-12                   3
13-20                 4
21-28                 5
29-36                 6

Adults will sleep in the same area as the children in their group. Accompanying adults must be at least 18 years old and show ID upon arrival. One adult in each group will also be asked for their mobile phone number in case we need to contact you during the event.

What hygiene facilities are available?
Toilets are available for washing, teeth cleaning and changing however there are no showers available.

What are the adults' responsibilities?
Adults are responsible for supervising their group's behaviour throughout the event. This will ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening. Responsibilities include following the team leader's directions, keeping your group together and under control at all times, and making sure your group does not disturb those who are sleeping.

Can the adults bring alcohol?
The consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden at Sleepwalk Like An Egyptian. If our staff suspect you have been consuming alcohol, our Events Manager has the right to search your bags and test your liquids. If you are caught with alcohol your party will be removed from the event immediately.

In extreme circumstances, anyone behaving inappropriately, for alcohol-related reasons or otherwise, may be ejected from the event at the discretion of the Event Manager and security team.

Is this event suitable for children with access requirements or disabilities?
Yes, Torquay Museum and Sleepwalk Like An Egyptian encourages participation from children with disabilities and aims to be inclusive and welcoming for all children. We will do all we can to ensure additional needs are met and reasonable adjustments are made wherever possible. Please be aware it is the responsibility of the accompanying adult to ensure that the event environment is suitable for any child in their care. If you'd like to talk to a member of the team to learn more about whether the event would be suitable for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  If anyone in your group has additional needs, accessibility or health requirements please let us know on booking.

Cancellations or changes to your booking.

There is a £5 admin charge per ticket for moving your Sleepwalk Like An Egyptian tickets. All ticket transfers are subject to availability and are at the museum’s discretion. You can only move your booking to an event that is within one year of the date of your original event. After this point we cannot move your ticket. Any children on the booking must still fall within the required age bracket of 7-15yrs.

You can add children or adults to your booking if tickets are still available (so long as you still comply with our group size requirements), but if the event is sold out this will not be possible. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you are collecting ticket fees from a large group, please keep these booking terms in mind and allow enough time to tell us about any changes in numbers. We are unable to confirm a booking until full payment has been received. We cannot offer a refund once you have purchased your ticket.

If you need to amend a confirmed booking the following conditions apply:
If you need to change the date of your event, we require notice of at least 30 days before the date you originally booked. Group invoices are payable within 30 days before the event. There is a £5 fee per ticket cancelled if the invoice is reduced from the original request.  No changes will be accepted later than 30 days before the event.

If you have more questions regarding the sleepover events, please contact the Engagement Development Officer by email on [email protected]

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