Private tour

London: Natural History Museum Tour

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33 reviews

Activity provider: Babylon Tours London

London: Natural History Museum Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours London
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From US$ 101.99 per person

Likely to sell out

Get up close with over 4.5 billion years of history at London’s Natural History Museum, where giant dinosaurs and gemstones have been wowing visitors since the 19th century.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Private group


  • See Iguanodon teeth fossils
  • Be in awe at the Pompeii casts
  • Get close to a Dodo skeleton
  • See a first edition of On the Origin of Species
Full description

Trace the earth’s beginnings to the dawn of our species with a tour of London's Natural History Museum. Navigate a through a collection of 80 million specimens in a labyrinth of galleries. Be introduced to characters like Sophie the Stegosaurus and the skeleton of a Dodo along the way.

Catch a glimpse of the rare Archaeopteryx which is the alleged missing link between dinosaurs and birds. Be mysteriously drawn to the Cursed Amethyst and stand awestruck by an enormous slice of a Giant Sequoia tree.

Visit the casts of victims from the volcanic disaster at Pompeii and learn about civilizations that used human skulls as drinking glasses. Gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world all around you as you uncover natural wonders and marvels. 

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and semi-private options
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • 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)
  • Museums in London may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, an appropriate alternative will be provided if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases, a refund cannot be offered
  • Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some lines may form on tours with 'skip the line' or 'no wait' access
  • Available daily
  • Duration 2-2.5 hours
  • Wheelchair tours available upon request only
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 33 reviews

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Best museum visit ever! Our guide Sacha (until recently a research associate at the museum himself) offered us a wonderful journey through the natural history of our planet in the 3-hour tour. He showed us and explained a lot of things that we would otherwise have ignored, even though they are super interesting. We also learned a lot about the architecture and history of the building. We met Hope and Dippy and of course we spent a lot of time with the dinosaurs at the request of my 13 year old niece. Completely successful!

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January 1, 2023

We had a private tour around the museum with Becky who was fun, easy to talk to and knew so much about the museum. we had a 2 and a half hour tour around the museum seeing all the bits that we could in that time, having our questions answered and then after this we were left to roam on our own which was great and see any bits that we didn't get quite enough time to see. worth absolutely every penny. This was our first trip here, firstly we are so glad we did it this way and we certainly will be back. Thank you!

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December 13, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed the museum. A fine collection of artifacts

September 9, 2022

Product ID: 135956