Please pass on a thank you from our entire group (Canada) to our tour guide this past Monday for Tour # 2.  The theme was so encouraging – and [the guide] was very knowledgeable and really helped the information come to life.  It motivated me to pull my Isaiah’s Prophecy books back off the shelf these past few days, and watch the Hezekiah drama again!

We appreciate everything your entire “team” is doing in providing these faith strengthening tours for the benefit of brothers around the world!  While they would always be of benefit…they have become crucial during the times we all find ourselves in now.

United in love,

Toronto – Canada

Dear brothers and sisters,

Thank you so much for this virtual tour.

We did an actual museum tour with you earlier in the year, but several from our group couldn’t attend due to advancing age or Ill health. But today we had 7 able to join us who wouldn’t usually be able to make the trip.
So it is a great idea to encourage these ones as well. I hope that maybe you can continue it even after lockdown if there is a demand for it.
Thank you All for your work and [] our tour guide for his enjoyable presentation.
Christian love
Feltham Congregation

Dear Brothers

We just wanted to express our appreciation to you and [Guide] for our Virtual Bible Tour.
Although most if not all of us have done the literal tour it was lovely to do it again from the comfort of our own armchairs.
Many appreciated not having to walk around and upstairs in the building !!
THANKYOU for making this provision available. It provide us with needed encouragement and was truly uplifting.
We hope to arrange another Tour for our group soon
We hope you are all staying well, safe and alert.
Brotherly love and greetings.
Longford Congregation, Ireland

Hi Brothers and Sisters

We just had an excellent virtual tour with [Guide] this morning.
Thank you so much for the informative and faith strengthening outline.  [Guide] presented very well and all were encouraged.  Our group ranged from ages 3 to 85 and we all learnt something new!
Leytonstone Congregation.

A group from the Belfast Fortwilliam congregation enjoyed a ‘virtual’ Tour 2 – ‘Jehovah is a God of True Prophecy’. They seemed to enjoy it, their feedback is….

 

Good afternoon Brothers and Sisters,

On behalf of all who took the virtual tour this morning I would like to thank all involved including our guide _____.
It was very encouraging and faith strengthening to see that Jehovah IS the God of true prophecy.
Your Brother
(for Belfast Fortwilliam)

Dear brothers
Titchfield congregation would like to thank you very much for the amazing virtual tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and were reminded of Jehovah’s amazing qualities through his creation. And another reminder of his amazing earthly organisation, supplying spiritual food no matter what.
Your brothers and sisters
Titchfield congregation

Clearly, word has got out! Demand for our ‘virtual’ tours has been very great, with requests for tours from Jehovah’s servants all over the world – from Alaska to New Zealand!

We are doing our very best to schedule all of the booking requests, but as the sheer volume has been a little unexpected there will be some delay in our response. Please be patient – we hope the tours will be worth the wait!

We have been developing and testing “Virtual Tours” in both the Natural History Museum (London) and the British Museum.

These have been very well received, and we starting to take bookings for the tours now. Just to explain, the “Virtual Tours” are not just a streamed video, but interactive with a “live” guide using Zoom. Your guide will be a very experienced tour guide with decades of experience in conducting Bible tours. They are unpaid volunteers, and are happy to conduct the “Virtual Tours” for their spiritual family and interested ones.

If you are interested in arranging a “virtual tour” in the British Museum or Natural History Museum, please email or phone us. At this time, we are offering the following tours in this format…

British Museum

Tour 2Jehovah Is A God of True Prophecy

Tour 13Hold Fast to What is Fine

Natural History Museum

Tour 14 – “In an Awe-Inspiring Way I am Wonderfully Made”

Tour 15 – “His Invisible Qualities Are Clearly Seen”

On Saturday we tested presenting a “virtual” tour with a live commentary to a group from Tottenham Hale congregation in London.

Unfortunately, their original tour in the Natural History Museum was one that was cancelled due to the current circumstances.

We received feedback following their “virtual tour” from the group today…..

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Dear brothers and sisters at Meander,

On behalf of our group I just wanted to express how much we enjoyed the virtual tour on Saturday. It was a resounding success and we want to thank you so much for making it possible.

My group really loved it, so much so we would be very interested in doing tour number 15 as a virtual tour if it’s available. Please let us know if we could book for that and how much that would be.

Due to a sound issue at the very beginning of the tour we missed our tour guides name. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation for his hard work.

Thanks again for providing such faith strengthening tours in these last of the last days.

Warm Christian love,

Tottenham Hale congregation


If you are interested in arranging a “virtual tour” in the Natural History Museum, please email or phone us. At this time, we are offering both Tour 14 – “In an Awe-Inspiring Way I am Wonderfully Made” and Tour 15“His Invisible Qualities Are Clearly Seen” using Zoom. We hope to make “virtual tours” of the British Museum available too in the near future.

Further to our recent post about Coronavirus and the suspension of all our tours at least until the 1st June, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum have announced that their buildings are closed until further notice.

We are sorry to announce that all British Museum, Natural History Museum and other tours scheduled up to 1st June 2020 are now cancelled.

We have been carefully monitoring the situation with regard to Coronavirus, and you will probably be aware of the far reaching precautions implemented by Jehovah’s organisation. We have decided to apply these principles to our tours recognising the protective care that underpin the decisions made.

Should you have any tours booked within the next few months our office staff will be contacting you – if not already done so. It is our hope we can re-commence very soon, but we will wait for further advice from the secular and theocratic authorities. If you have a booking for June 2020 and after, please continue to check this website for the latest information and please ensure you contact us before making any travel arrangements.

Please note that the telephone and email systems are not manned outside hours.


These groups just made it before our ‘Coronavirus lockdown’. They included visitors from Mexico, Finland, France and Canada, and their lovely smiles and waves brings a tear when we think how we will miss the wonderful visitors and faith-strengthening tours in the comming weeks.

They benefitted from Tour 9 (‘Keep Your Eyes on the Prize’) and Tour 13 –  ‘Hold Fast to What is Fine’. Let’s hope we will be able to re-commence the tours very soon.

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The tours for Saturday 14th March 2020 will still go ahead.

However, we are carefully monitoring the situation with regard to Coronavirus and strive to keep up to date with the advice provided by Jehovah’s organisation and the authorities (Government and Museums – British Museum & Natural History).

While at this time we feel it is unnecessary to cancel the tours as a whole, of course, the decision to join the tours sits with each visitor or family head, and the responsibility will rest with them. We would not recommend that anyone at risk (over 70 or with underlying health issue) should attend a tour. Therefore we understand if any prospective visitor wishes to cancel their tour. For those attending the tours, it would be good to observe the precautions and advice provided by both theocratic and secular sources – that is to avoid shaking hands and to wash hands regularly and thoroughly, for example.

If you do decide to cancel, or if the numbers in the group are significantly reduced, please contact us as soon as possible, but definitely no later than 24 hours before your tour.

As the situation is rapidly changing, please check this page regularly for updates. Please note that the telephone and email systems are not manned outside hours.

It was a very busy day, last Saturday. Apart from seven tours at the Natural History Museum and many other tours in the British Museum, we enjoyed conducting tour 9 – ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Prize’ in the British Museum for the following groups….…these groups from Gravesend…

..this group from Maidenhead, and finally…

..this nice group from Nice, France!

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These groups from Brixton and Charing congregations were enthralled by Jehovah’s creative works seen on our tours at the Natural History Museum. The also came to appreciate more of our wonderful Creator’s qualities.

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On Tour 9 (‘Keep Your Eyes on the Prize’) with us – visitors from USA, Hungary, Jamaica, Ireland and elsewhere. This tour really added insight to this week’s Watchtower study – looking at the lessons to be learned from the first century athletes.

While these visitors from Islington, Hackney, Holloway and Ockendon did not have quite so far to travel, they enjoyed Tour 4 – ‘Problems Faced by Early Christians’ nonetheless.

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These two groups from the Lewes congregation had a great time in London. Starting with the Westminster walking tour (Tour 12 – ‘Remain United in a Disunited World’), then a cruise on the Thames with commentary, and finally the fasinating Tour 11 – ‘Time Matters’. Why not try these outdoor tours too?

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This delightful group of family and friends from Sweden enjoyed two tours with us on Saturday. They certainly seem to have enjoyed their visit to the British Museum!

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This group of visitors from the UK, USA and elsewhere were joined by some guides training on Tour 13 –  ‘Hold Fast to What is Fine’. We are working hard to try to keep up with the demand!

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This happy group from Stratford joined with some visitors from Trinidad were one of the many groups many we looked after at the British Museum on Saturday. This group had just completed Tour 9 – ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Prize’

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