Guided tour

British Museum: Tour

British Museum: Tour

From $29.06 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.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Small group available
Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • British Museum guided tour
  • 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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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 731 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5
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    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

    BM Highlights

    Even there wa no line so the skip line was not necessary we were lucky that our tour turned out to be a private tour with the guide and just 2 of us. Tonny is very good guide and he showed us the most important objects in BS giving some interesting background about the history of the museum and the objects. If you have limited time for visit the musem this is very good option.

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    January 21, 2019

    Phil our guide was awesome!

    The tour stayed with the GPS from the get your guide website taking to the wrong entrance so that was rather irritating. Next the guide didn’t have us on his list , by this time we were ready to leave but once we got started our guide was so enthusiastic and interesting time flew gy. We learned a lot and it was very interesting.

    October 16, 2018

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    Product ID: 58279

    VA ID: 390504