Guided tour

London: British Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE

London: British Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: UTG EXPERIENCE
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From US$ 59.32 per person

Likely to sell out

See art and antiquities from around the world at the UK’s largest museum. Take a 1.5-hour guided tour of the British Museum in London, and explore one of the oldest museums in the world. See relics from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the highlights of the British Museum with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Great Court
  • Discover relics from Ancient Rome, including the controversial Elgin Marbles
  • Learn about the key to deciphering hieroglyphics at the Rosetta Stone
  • Take a tailor-made tour of the very best of the British Museum
  • Tour in a small group of no more than 20 people for a more intimate experience
Full description

Discover some of the highlights of the British Museum with a licensed guide, and get a flavor of one of the world’s oldest and finest museums.

Because there is so much to see, you could spend a week at the British Museum and still not discover it all. Experience the best of the British Museum’s collections, starting with a view of the breathtaking ceiling.

Admire the spectacular glass roof of the Great Court, a work of art in its own right. Then, see the world-famous “Rosetta Stone,” the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Admire the controversial Parthenon Sculptures, taken from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin, the former British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.

Go to the Ancient Egypt galleries to see the large collection of Egyptian mummies, and discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad.

Includes
  • Guided tour of the British Museum
  • Commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese
  • Headsets for more than 6 people
  • Transportation
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the main entrance after the security check, on the stairs.

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Important information

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  • Bookings can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the tour with no penalty. No refund for cancellations after this time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 540 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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Our guide Joe was on time and easy to find. He is a very knowledgeable person who explained the main features of the exhibits in great detail. We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to get a good summary of what the BM has to offer.

December 6, 2022

I state that the guide is essential in a museum like the British. The guide that happened to us, Damiano, was very good and helpful and explained 7/8 pieces of the museum to us in great detail. Our guided tour started at 2pm and lasted 2 hours. The museum closed at 5pm. One piece of advice for anyone visiting the museum is to go there alone in the morning, eat there and take a guided tour.

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December 4, 2022

Damniano was a fantastic tour guide and happily put a personal spin on what intrigued him. He was respectful of the museum’s rules, and ensured we knew more than the basic details of the highlight pieces — stories unique and otherwise untold if it weren’t for his insight. Would definitely recommend spending the hours touring this IMMENSE museum with him!

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November 10, 2022

Product ID: 58279