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Best of the British Museum Guided Tour

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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.

Highlights
  • 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.

Description

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!

Itinerary

  • Athenian Marbles

  • Egyptian Mummies

  • Anglo Saxon Treasures

  • Rosetta Stone

  • Parthenon Frieze

  • Egyptian Rooms

Includes

  • Headset

  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Best of the British Museum Guided Tour

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Headset / Admission / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 14:00 (Show more)
  • 09:45

    Check in at Russell Square

  • 10:00

    British Museum Highlights

    Take in the beauty of the art masterpieces contained inside the British Museum as your guide skillfully navigates you through the seventy galleries housing Athenian marbles, Egyptian Mummies, Anglo Saxon treasures and more! Feel free to explore the rest of the museum on your own after the tour.

  • 12:00

    Tour Ends at the British Museum

  • 13:45

    Check in at Russell Square

  • 14:00

    British Museum Highlights

    Take in the beauty of the art masterpieces contained inside the British Museum as your guide skillfully navigates you through the seventy galleries housing Athenian marbles, Egyptian Mummies, Anglo Saxon treasures and more! Feel free to explore the rest of the museum on your own after the tour.

  • 16:00

    Tour Ends at the British Museum

  • (For Check-In) Russell Square (Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE, UK) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) British Museum (The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom) Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Russell Square (Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE, UK) Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) British Museum (The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom) Time: 12:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Russell Square (Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE, UK) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) British Museum (The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom) Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Russell Square (Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE, UK) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) British Museum (The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom) Time: 16:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Flash photography is not permitted inside the British Museum.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 20.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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