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

The British Museum in London Guided Tour

Product ID: 74165
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Take a break from art museums and explore the mummies and historical artifacts on a guided tour of the British Museum. The charming guides will take you through this world-class collection during a 2.5 hour tour.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire The Rosetta Stone
  • Find out about Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs
  • Be amazed by the Parthenon Sculpture
  • See the Lewis Chessmen
  • Marvel at the Oxus Treasure
  • Look at the Royal Game of Ur
  • Learn about the Mummy of Katebet
  • Check out the Samurai Armour
Full description
The British Museum's extensive collection spans 6,000 years of human history, featuring items from every corner of the world. The guides take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and forgotten empires through a carefully curated selection of exhibits.

Discover Samurai armor and centuries-old Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Learn about the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone – the actual rock, not the language learning software. Leave the tour with an understanding of what humans have achieved throughout history and be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.

Highlights generally include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc) The Rosetta Stone, Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs, Parthenon Sculpture, Lewis Chessmen, Oxus Treasure, Royal Game of Ur, Mummy of Katebet, Samurai Armour.
Includes
  • Private and semi-private options
  • Professional local tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)

When you get there

Meeting point
Know before you go
• There is a minimum of 2 people per booking
• A small amount of walking is involved
• This tour is offered as either a private tour or a semi-private tour (8 guests maximum)
• For semi-private tours a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if minimum numbers are not met)
• Available daily
• Duration 2 - 2.5 hours