Guided tour

British Museum: Tour

British Museum: Tour

From $19.04 per person

Travel back to ancient times and discover the history behind some of the British Museum’s most famous artifacts on a carefully planned itinerary led by an expert guide.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian
Small group available


  • British Museum guided tour
  • Access to British Museum
  • Live tour guide
    • Explore the treasures of the British Museum together with an expert guide
    • Admire famous artifacts like the Rosetta Stone and the Mummy of Katebet
    • See relics from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Japan
    • Gain a deeper understanding of human history, art, and culture
    Full description
    Visit the British Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the world-famous “Rosetta Stone”, which was the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics and admire in awe perfectly preserved mummies, including the Mummy of Katebet. Explore an impressive collection of Greek antiquities including the Parthenon Sculptures. Discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, 16th-century samurai armor, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad. Listen as your guide tells the history behind the relics found in the vast exhibits and come out from your visit with a greater appreciation of the British Museum’s treasures.

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point: Stairs to the main entrance of the museum (on Great Russell Street, in front of Starbucks), after passing the security checkpoint. Look out for the tour guides with bluish green flags and the company logo, Paseando por Europa.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 731 reviews

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    Eduardo, our guide, was very knowledgeable (Phd in history) and interactive, and this made the tour even better! The pace of the tour was very good to everyone there, and we could ask as many questions as we wanted. There’s so much to be seen at the British museum that one could easily lose himself there. That’s why a guided tour is highly recommended!

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    December 29, 2019


    This was one of the best things we did. GYG contracted a company called Paseando por Europa with a guide called Fernando, who is working as teacher in London’s University. It was a privilege to have Fernando as our guide. He did an outstanding tour through the museum, guiding us across some of the most relevant things of the museum in two hours.

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    April 18, 2019

    We enjoyed our visit with our guide Fernando, his knowledge and his energy made our experience very pleasant. Thanks Fernando!

    August 5, 2019

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