Guided tour

London: British Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE

London: British Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE

From US$ 36.45 per person

See art and antiquities from around the world at the UK’s largest museum. Take a 1.5-hour guided tour of the British Museum in London, and explore one of the oldest museums in the world. See relics from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the highlights of the British Museum with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Great Court
  • Discover relics from Ancient Rome, including the controversial Elgin Marbles
  • Learn about the key to deciphering hieroglyphics at the Rosetta Stone
  • Take a tailor-made tour of the very best of the British Museum
  • Tour in a small group of no more than 20 people for a more intimate experience
Full description

Discover some of the highlights of the British Museum with a licensed guide, and get a flavor of one of the world’s oldest and finest museums.

Because there is so much to see, you could spend a week at the British Museum and still not discover it all. Experience the best of the British Museum’s collections, starting with a view of the breathtaking ceiling.

Admire the spectacular glass roof of the Great Court, a work of art in its own right. Then, see the world-famous “Rosetta Stone,” the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Admire the controversial Parthenon Sculptures, taken from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin, the former British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.

Go to the Ancient Egypt galleries to see the large collection of Egyptian mummies, and discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad.

Includes
  • Guided tour of the British Museum
  • Commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese
  • Headsets for more than 6 people
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Bookings can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the tour with no penalty. No refund for cancellations after this time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 502 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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Damniano was a fantastic tour guide and happily put a personal spin on what intrigued him. He was respectful of the museum’s rules, and ensured we knew more than the basic details of the highlight pieces — stories unique and otherwise untold if it weren’t for his insight. Would definitely recommend spending the hours touring this IMMENSE museum with him!

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November 10, 2022

10/10 recommend! We would have been lost in this giant museum without the tour guide. The museum is an amazing, magnificent and overwhelming place. We only had a few hours dedicated to visiting the museum so it was invaluable to have a guide take us through and point out the most interesting and special pieces in each exhibit. She was also able to point out exhibits that we most likely would have walked right by but turned out to be very interesting artifacts! we hope to be fortune enough to return to the museum again one day and dedicate more time. Our tour guide Stefania was great! She packed in so much stuff and kept my 9 and 10 year old kids interested and engaged for 2 hours!

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October 19, 2022

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

Product ID: 58279