Guided tour

London: British Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE

London: British Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE
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From US$ 35.62 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

About this activity

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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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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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 448 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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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

Highly recommend!!

We found the meeting place super easy, our guide was SO sweet and super knowledgeable. We loved how quick but thoroughly she covered the museum because it’s so large, 2 hours really isn’t enough time to see everything but she did an amazing job of covering the most important areas and giving us tips of where to go if we had more time afterwards. 2 hours in my opinion though was just enough time for my attention span so for me the tour could not have been more perfect! Unfortunately I don’t remember our guides name but she was French with shoulder length dark (kind of dark red/brown) hair. Wish I could thank her more she was the best!

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September 4, 2019

Product ID: 58279