Guided British Museum Highlights Tour

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What To Expect

Set off on an incredible time-machine adventure that narrates the story of human culture from the beginning of time. Explore the priceless collection of objects spanning all continents and centuries of human civilization on our guided British Museum Highlights Tour.


  • Our carefully planned itinerary incorporates the very best of the British Museum including the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Frieze, Egyptian Rooms and the Anglo Saxon burial artifacts from Sutton Hoo.

  • Your expert guide will keep you engaged, leading you straight to the highlights and sharing the history and anecdotes that make these ancient objects fascinating.

  • Personal headsets are provided so you can enjoy your guide's enlightening commentary as your eyes wander.

  • Groups are limited to 20 people or fewer for a more intimate and informative visit.


Tours in London
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
In front of the British Museum
2 hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10:00 AM
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The British Museum, a seemingly limitless space of nearly one million square feet is home to over eight million pieces spanning two million years of human history. No other collection in the world compares to the fascinating artifacts contained in this museum.

Touring the British Museum without a guide to lead the way can be a very daunting task. On our carefully crafted itinerary of the highlights, your knowledgeable guide, an expert passionate about the British Museum and its treasures, will keep you engaged by sharing the history and anecdotes that bring these ancient objects to life.

Relax and take in the beauty of the wonders contained inside as your guide skillfully navigates you through the seventy galleries containing Athenian marbles, Egyptian Mummies and Anglo Saxon treasures. You've probably heard of Rosetta Stone as a language learning program, but what you might not have known was that this is a real stone that played an instrumental role in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. You'll find this historic artifact here in the Museum. Another sure highlight is the enormous Parthenon Frieze. Just one meter high and 160 meters long, this incredible sculpture once stood in the Acropolis in Athens and is one of the most important surviving relics of classical Greece.

Further highlights are the Egyptian Rooms, with an impressive collection of mummies. Your guide will explain the importance of death and the afterlife in Ancient Egyptian culture as you witness this incredible piece of human history in person.

The museum also contains a wonderful selection of artifacts representing the Anglo Saxon culture, such as those found at the burial sites of Sutton Hoo. Your guide will share the amazing story of how these objects survived the centuries and the grave robbers, making them an improbable find.

Set off on an incredible adventure like no other and explore what the British Museum has to offer on our guided British Museum Highlights Tour!


  • Athenian Marbles

  • Egyptian Mummies

  • Anglo Saxon Treasures

  • Rosetta Stone

  • Parthenon Frieze

  • Egyptian Rooms


  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • Headsets


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.

  • This is a physically challenging tour that involves a considerable amount of walking, and stairs. For this reason, we do not recommend this tour for customers with health conditions.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • This tour operates with a maximum of 20 guests.

  • This tour is operated in English only.

  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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