London: British Museum Guided Tour

Overview:

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.

Highlights:

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.

  • Uncover the story of human culture with a licensed guide at the British Museum
  • Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Great Court with the famous Reading Room
  • Discover relics from Ancient Rome, including the controversial Elgin Marbles
  • Learn about the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics at the Rosetta Stone
  • Enjoy a tailor-made tour to see the most remarkable parts of the public museum

Included/Excluded

  • Guided tour of the British Museum
  • Commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese
  • Headsets for more than 6 people
  • Transportation
  • Tips

Tour Plan

What To Expect

The British Museum, located in London, is one of the world's most comprehensive museums, housing a vast collection of art and artifacts from various cultures and time periods.

  • The museum's extensive collections cover a wide range of cultures, including Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and more.
  • Expect to see iconic artifacts like the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and the Egyptian mummies.
  • The museum is vast, so it's a good idea to plan your visit by checking the museum map or picking up a guide upon entry.
  • Photography is generally allowed in most parts of the museum, but flash photography may be restricted in certain areas.
Meeting point

Meet your guide at the main entrance after the security check, on the stairs.

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Additional Information
  • Bookings can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the tour with no penalty. No refund for cancellations after this time
  • Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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