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The Best British Museum Guided Tour 2024

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€ 65
2 hours
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About British Museum Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through history and culture at the magnificent British Museum in London – a perfect destination for all art enthusiasts. Follow your expert guide and listen to him as he unveils the fascinating stories behind the ancient artifacts that grace this world’s renowned institution. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to see the relics that have endured the test of time from Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Rome.

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British Museum Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the iconic British Museum in London accompanied by an expert tour guide. Uncover the fascinating treasures that are housed inside one of the world’s most famous buildings.

Get ready to be captivated by the museum’s numerous extraordinary exhibits. Admire the awe-inspiring Great Court’s magnificent glass roof as you walk through this world’s renowned museum. You will also be able to see the iconic “Rosetta Stone” – the most famous piece of rock in the world that unlocked the secrets of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Also, don’t miss an opportunity to see the original Parthenon Sculptures, which were once in Greece’s Parthenon temple but were brought to Britain by Lord Elgin – a former British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.

Finish your sightseeing tour of the British Museum by exploring the Ancient Egypt galleries. See the vast collection of Egyptian mummies and learn all about the mysteries of awe-inspiring “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad and the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics.

included
  • Guided tour of the British Museum
  • Live tour guide 
  • A small group of no more than 5 people
X not included
  • Transportation
  • Tips
languages
  • English, Italian
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Meeting Point

Meet your tour guide at the main entrance to the museum after the security check.

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EXPERT TOUR GUIDE

Discover all the main highlights of the British Museum accompanied by an expert guide. 

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of culture from all over the world by exploring numerous remarkable galleries, including the Sutton Hoo and Europe, the Roman Empire, and the Egyptian sculpture gallery.

WORLD’S FAMOUS ROSETTA STONE

Discover the secret to deciphering hieroglyphics at the Rosetta Stone.

GREAT COURT GLASS ROOF

Marvel at the most impressive feature of the British Museum – the magnificent roof, which is made from 3,212 panes of glass.

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FAQ – British Museum Guided Tour

How long does it take to tour the British Museum?

It takes 2 hours to explore every exhibition of the British Museum to the fullest. It is also highly recommended that you do not rush and thoroughly explore every corner of the museum.

How do you explore the British Museum?

You can explore the British Museum on your own, or you can book a guided tour. However, we suggest choosing the sightseeing tour option with an expert guide because it will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the museum's collections, history, and importance.

Can I go to the British Museum without a ticket?

Yes, you can enter the British Museum without an entrance ticket. Although, we highly recommend booking a guided tour. The British Museum houses many exhibitions that showcase unique artifacts, and if you're not well-versed in the historical background of these items, it may be difficult for you to comprehend what you're viewing.

What is the best day to visit the British Museum?

The best time of day to visit the British Museum is later in the afternoon or during lunchtime. Visiting the museum on Tuesday is also recommended if you're able because there are fewer visitors on that day. Wednesday is also a good option to consider, as well as Friday night when the museum has extended working hours.

What is the most visited item in the British Museum?

The most famous and important object in the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone (replica inside Room 1). This is a script made up of small pictures that were originally used in ancient Egypt for religious texts. Trust us, it is definitely worth seeing!

What other famous sites can I visit while in London?

There are many unique sites in London that are worth visiting. One that you shouldn’t miss out on are: 
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What will you see inside the London British Museum?

The British Museum in London offers a captivating journey through history, showcasing a variety of unique artifacts and artworks from all around the world. When you step inside this iconic building, you will be greeted by the grandeur of its architectural splendor, a fitting introduction to the treasures that lie within. Here are just a few of the many fascinating things you will have an opportunity to see inside the British Museum.

Rosetta stone

Among many renowned artifacts inside this museum is the Rosetta Stone, a large ancient stone that unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs, allowing the translation of a once-mysterious language.

Egyptian mummies

As you walk across the museum’s halls, you will have an opportunity to encounter the haunting beauty of Egyptian mummies, which are elegantly preserved in their timeless repose. Gain full insight into Ancient Egyptian beliefs and rituals through the intricate carvings on sarcophagi, hieroglyphic texts, and symbolic artwork.

The Greek and Roman sculptures

Enter room 23 and discover the beauty of the human form through many unique Roman and Greek sculptures. Be captivated by the enigmatic gaze of Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo), an enduring symbol of beauty and love, or marvel at the Discobolus, frozen in the act of a discus throw.

The Assyrian Winged Bulls

You will also be able to see the Assyrian Winged Bulls – giant stone guardians, which are also known as Lamassu. With their human faces and protective wings, they stand as stoic sentinels, displaying the grandeur and artistry of ancient Near Eastern art.

Good to know before you go

  • There is no penalty for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the tour, but no refunds will be given after this time.
  • You can spend some time wandering through the museum after finishing your guided tour. 
  • We strongly recommend booking this ticket in advance. Otherwise, you may not be able to visit the British Museum on the date of your choice.
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Spectacular tour of the British Museum!

Highly recommend booking this tour! Without our tour guide, we would have been lost in this giant museum. She pointed out many unique artifacts that we would have probably just walked past, but they turned out to be very interesting artifacts! My absolute highlight of our visit was the Egyptian sculpture gallery. It is so remarkable. This was definitely a 10/10 experience!

Luke

Fantastic tour guide!

This is definitely the best way to experience this huge museum for the first time. In our group, there were no more than five people, and we felt like we were on a private tour. Our guide, Mike, is a great storyteller. He told us such interesting stories about many famous artifacts inside the museum. A truly incredible tour!

Sarah

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