1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. British Museum

London: Private Highlights of the British Museum Tour

Product ID: 225546
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Experience the British Museum! With one of the finest collections in existence and over 8 million objects spanning 2 million years of human history, your dedicated tour and Blue Badge guide will make sure you see all the incredible must-see highlights.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Complimentary pick-up from your central London hotel (within zone 1).
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See highlights of the world’s largest national public museum
  • Explore with a Blue Badge tour guide
  • Travel in comfort in a private Mercedes E-Class or V-Class
Full description
Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the world’s largest national public museum attracting an incredible 6 million visitors a year.

Whilst entrance to the museum is free, it is home to one of the finest collections in existence with over 8 million objects spanning 2 million years of human history. Whilst here, your dedicated Blue Badge guide will make sure to cover all of the must-see highlights.

The museum opened to the public on the 15th of January 1759 following the gift of 71,000 objects bequeathed by Sir Hans Sloane to King George II. The original collection included books, manuscripts, coins, medals, prints and drawings, and in the early part of the 19th century there were a number of high profile acquisitions, including the Rosetta Stone (1802), the Townley collection of classical sculpture (1805), and the Parthenon sculptures (1816).

The Museum has played host to 15 film sets including the more recent "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" (2014), as well as the "The Wakefield Cause" (1921), "Day of the Jackal" (1973), and "Blackmail" (1929). The museum even had its own tube station for over 30 years, up until Holborn Station opened a few yards away in 1933.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off within central London (zone 1)
  • Professional Blue Badge tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Groups of 1-2 people will ride in a Mercedes E-Class
• Groups of 3-6 people will ride in a Mercedes V-Class
• Child and infant car seats are not supplied
• Pickups outside central London (zone 1) are subject to availability and incur an additional charge, payable locally