London: British Museum Guided Tour

London: British Museum Guided Tour

From $28.43 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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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 386 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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    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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