Guided tour

British Museum: Tour

British Museum: Tour

From US$ 34.35 per person

Travel back to ancient times and discover the history behind some of the British Museum’s most famous artifacts on a carefully planned itinerary led by an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Explore the treasures of the British Museum together with an expert guide
  • Admire famous artifacts like the Rosetta Stone and the Mummy of Katebet
  • See relics from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Japan
  • Gain a deeper understanding of human history, art, and culture
Full description
Visit the British Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the world-famous “Rosetta Stone”, which was the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics and admire in awe perfectly preserved mummies, including the Mummy of Katebet. Explore an impressive collection of Greek antiquities including the Parthenon Sculptures. Discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, 16th-century samurai armor, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad. Listen as your guide tells the history behind the relics found in the vast exhibits and come out from your visit with a greater appreciation of the British Museum’s treasures.
  • Access to British Museum
  • Live tour guide

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide outside the museum, by the King Edward entrance on Montague Place.

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    Customer reviews

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    4.4 /5

    based on 504 reviews

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    If you go to the British it's the only way to go - the guide took us through the important objects and made a visit to a museum of million objects interesting and fun for all the family - adults and children (over 10 years old) The guide was clear and told very interesting stories!

    August 9, 2022

    We had to make some adaptations. The your was originally scheduled for 2pm but, as the day was one of the hottest in recent history, the museum closed earlier than normal and the time of our tour had to move up earlier. We weren’t able to see the 2nd floor of the museum as it was closed due to the heat. We also didn’t get to spend time in the gift shop because the museum closed just as our tour ended. With that said, our guide was excellent. She was well-informed, interactive, and engaging. The museum itself is lovely with wonderful exhibits.

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    July 20, 2022

    So much to see but limited with a group that was more than what the ticket we chose announced. We ended up being part of a large group rather than a small, so we could not hit every interest we had. You can expect hitting only the guide’s interests and what they’re knowledgeable on versus some neglected items we we’re curious about. We ended up breaking away from the group early on so we can make the most of the experience and try to hit every item or see more of the facility that would’ve been limited with the group.

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    June 24, 2022

    Product ID: 390504

    VA ID: 390504