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Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups

Greater London, United Kingdom
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At a Glance

120 to 150 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English
Travel through the gates of the British Museum and across continents and into aeons of human history with this private tour. The museum is massive: this two and a half hour tour ensures you get the highlights,... More
Travel through the gates of the British Museum and across continents and into aeons of human history with this private tour. The museum is massive: this two and a half hour tour ensures you get the highlights, from the far flung empires of the ground floor to the British artifacts and mummies upstairs. Ask questions, delve deeper, and appreciate this cultural treasure.

Highlights

  • Ideal for families: gory stories, interactive quizzes, engaging guide
  • Skip the lines: the Blue Badge guide ushers you past the crowds
  • Take a break: history can be overwhelming, so a break is part of the tour
  • Small group: pester your guide to your heart’s content

What To Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England

The tour starts at your allocated time. Your guide will be waiting for you
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England

The tour starts at your allocated time. Your guide will be waiting for you at the main museum gates, next to the phone box opposite the Museum Tavern.

Once inside you're treated to a spectacular view of the Great Court, a perfect
... More
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England

The tour starts at your allocated time. Your guide will be waiting for you at the main museum gates, next to the phone box opposite the Museum Tavern.

Once inside you're treated to a spectacular view of the Great Court, a perfect opportunity to take some family pictures. The ground floor of the museum offers several galleries to be explored. The tour normally starts in the Egyptian gallery with your chance to admire the famous Rosetta Stone. Can you see how the word “cat” is written in hieroglyphics?

From Egypt it's not far to Assyria, another vast empire. Here, Kings had winged bulls guarding their city and entertained themselves and their guests by hunting lions. Who wins in a battle between Human King and Animal King? Next, we make our way to Athenian artefacts. Are the Acropolis and the Parthenon one and the same? Let’s find out when exploring the Duveen galleries, currently home to the magnificent Elgin Marbles.

After we've made our way around the ground floor, there's time for a quick comfort/refreshment break, before returning back to Egypt. The mummies are waiting upstairs! Here's your chance to compare two different styles of mummification, then try to find the mummy of an Ibis, a baboon or a young woman.

It’s not all about overseas cultures here either, as Britain too has much to offer, such as the Sutton Hoo treasure. Staying local, we remember the great Roman influence on these isles. What did the Romans do for us? Brilliant builders, amazing engineers and wonderful artists, the Roman galleries show us how advanced their culture was.

Not tired yet? From ancient empires and cultures we move to more modern times. Guess how many tablets the average human being consumes during their life, then see them laid out in front of you. The tour ends back at the Great Court, giving you the chance to take a seat and reflect on your incredible tour through time.

Duration: 2 hours

What's Included

Blue Badge guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

51 Great Russell St, Holborn, London WC1B 3BA, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 75038P2

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