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London: Highlights of the British Museum Private Guided Tour

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72 reviews

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd. UK
Private tour

London: Highlights of the British Museum Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd. UK

From US$ 330.26 per group up to 2


See the highlights of the British Museum on a 2.5-hours guided tour. Walk through ancient Greece and marvel at Egyptian mummies; learn about the Rosetta Stone and admire some Anglo Saxon treasure.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the highlights of the British Museum
  • See the original Rosetta Stone and learn how it was used to decipher Egyptian hieroglyhs
  • Marvel at the Parthenon Frieze from the Acropolis in Athens
  • Discover relics excavated from the Anglo Saxon burial sites of Sutton Hoo
  • Journey through the story of mankind with a English-speaking private tour guide
Full description
Enjoy a stress-free visit to one of the most famous museums in the world on a small group tour of London’s British Museum. Located just steps from Russell Square, the treasure chest of objects on display spans the continents and centuries of human civilization to tell the story of mankind from the beginning of time. With over 8 million pieces spanning 2 million years, it can be a daunting task to navigate on your own. This specially crafted guided tour takes you to the highlights. Your guide will skillfully weave you through the 70 galleries to marvel at Athenian marbles, Egyptian mummies, and Anglo Saxon treasures. Discover the original Rosetta Stone, and learn how Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered. Admire the enormous Parthenon Frieze, one of the most important relics of classical Greece. In the Egyptian Rooms, your guide will explain the importance of death and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Then, move on to see artifacts from Anglo Saxon culture, such as the relics found at the burial sites of Sutton Hoo. This private tour offers you the special opportunity to be shown around these highlights alongside your own personal guide dedicated to you and only you. As well as ensuring that you don’t miss the must see exhibits contained within, this will also give them the opportunity to tailor parts of the tour to your own desires and wants. All that’s left is for you to set off on an incredible time-travelling adventure through this chronicle of human culture from the beginning of time to the modern age, on our Best of the British Museum tour.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide if needed
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting Point: On Montague Place next to the King Edward entrance. This is the north entrance, with the stone lions on either side of the doorway. Your guide will stand by the security area of the Kind Edward entrance, on Montague place. He will be holding a sign for easy recognition.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Flash photography
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • This tour is unable to accommodate wheelchairs or guests with any impairments that require special assistance
  •  Strollers and baby carriages are not permitted
  • Please note that flash photography is not permitted in the museum.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a good amount of walking
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 72 reviews

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After a frustrating and confusing meeting place we set off on a magical 2 hours with a great guide. This was our 2nd visit to the museum and we are very glad we engaged the services of a guide. It is just too big when our time was so limited. it was a memorable afternoon! We will be back for another short guided tour, the next time we are in London.

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November 26, 2018

A lovely tour!

We had the most amazing guide on our tour, thank you Trudy. She showed us some highlights in the museum, whilst keeping the tour interesting and funny. Not a dull moment. She was also very attentive to the different needs of the people in the group. Amazing tour in a beautiful museum!

July 28, 2018

My guide was already at meeting point before the allotted time. Throughout the tour she was very helpful, informative and was considerate of those in the group who were not as quick as the rest of us. Altogether an extremely good experience and one I would not hesitate to repeat.

November 19, 2017

Product ID: 44287