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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London

Favorite Artifacts in the British Museum

Product ID: 227365
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Come on a hunt for treasures in the hallowed halls of the British Museum which boasts some 8 million artifacts from around the world.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Highlights of the British Museum, including the Rosetta Stone, Polynesian statues, and the original facade of the Parthenon
  • Learn how to navigate the enormous museum and what to see if you want to spend more time
  • Admire a handful of highlights to give you a concentrated but accessible experience with this enormous collection
Full description
You could spend a lifetime looking at every item in the collection of the British Museum and still not see them all so, on this tour, your guide has picked seven of their favorites to give you a feel for the scope and depth of what you can see here in the hope of giving you a good jumping off point.

Your guide will take you to each artifact and reveal the story behind it, from how it was made to how it got to London and what makes it such an important cultural relic. You’ll puzzle over the mystery of the Moai (giant stones heads) from the South Pacific, learn how the Rosetta Stone helped to decipher the hieroglyphics, examine the ancient origins of the world’s favorite board game, marvel at the epic story engraved in the Parthenon Marbles, and more.

In just an hour you’ll have traveled the world and seen some of its most valuable artifacts without ever leaving the building.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off

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Meeting point

Outside the British Museum group entrance on Montague Place.

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Walks - UK

Product ID: 227365