• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Experience culture and art through the ages at London’s exceptional British Museum. In a small-group, accompany an expert on a 2.5-hour tour through some of the museum’s 70 galleries, then enjoy time on your own to explore exhibitions and genuine artifacts like mummies from Ancient Egypt, unique Anglo-Saxon coins and sections of the Athens Acropolis. With millions of items to see, the British Museum offers something for everyone!

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the British Museum in London
  • Enjoy use of personal headphones to hear the guide clearly at all times
  • Discover the highlights of the vast museum’s galleries and exhibits
  • See Anglo-Saxon treasures from Sutton Hoo and the Parthenon Frieze from the Acropolis of Athens
  • Learn about Ancient Egyptian culture while exploring the Egyptian Rooms
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 25 people ensures personalized attention

What You Can Expect

British Museum Highlights Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

Take a tour of the British Museum in London!

Your 2.5-hour journey through the some of the world’s great cultural treasures begins in central London, where you’ll meet your guide. Head directly into the British Museum and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to millions of artifacts across more than 70 galleries. Your entrance pass provides complimentary headphones, if needed to better hear your guide.
Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting perhaps with the galleries of Ancient Greece to see the 525-foot (160-meter) long Parthenon Frieze from the Acropolis of Athens, or the Sutton Hoo exhibition to see English treasures and an impressive Anglo-Saxon ship burial. Continue on to the Egyptian galleries to view fascinating mummies, learn about the art of mummification, and hear how death and the afterlife played into Ancient Egyptian culture. Then learn about the Rosetta Stone, an instrumental piece for deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. (Please note: Viewings of the Rosetta stone are available only on Friday evenings.)
With your small group (limited to 20 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia and history. Afterwards, spend as much time as you’d like exploring the museum independently and enjoying delicious refreshment at one of the museum’s cafés or restaurants (own expense).

Customer Reviews

Diana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Alan E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I would never do the British Museum without using Viator again! I could only hope to have the brilliant and energetic guide TRUDY again as well! She did a fantastic job of navigating the school groups who were there when we were. We didnt miss a thing!
Look, the British Museum is a must see in any London trip. But take a guide with you to make sure you get a live explanation of what you are looking at. THEN when the 2 or 3 hour guided tour is over, grab the headsets or the paper guide and go through the rest of the museum. Dont miss out of the chance to ask a local historian questions about what you are seeing first though.
We have used viator before and in other cities. I always look for them because the experience of getting my tickets at convenient times is easy and the guides that they hire are outstanding.

Amy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A wonderful tour to see and learn about a small fraction of the amazing artifacts in this museum. Our guide had a wide range of information about so much of the items that weren't even included on the tour.

Marcela F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

wow!!! our Tour guide guy was amazing!! He loves his job!! 5 stars to him!!!

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide, Trudy, was so full of life and enthusiasm for the museum. Very contagious! I can't imagine a better guide. She gave a lot of background and detailed information on all of the things we saw together.
We covered the Rosetta Stone, parts of the Parthenon, Syrian reliefs that were fascinating as well as heartbreaking, big Egyptian section and a fascinating British find of an ancient burial place. Lots of other interesting things along the way.
Highly recommend. Great way to gain an insight and overview of the museum. Can't imagine doing it without Trudy!

farber

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour was amazing and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. It was well worth it!

Adam W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour and excellent guide!

Sophia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This is a great tour, a quick one for people who have a tight schedule. We were only 3 people so the tour seemed like a private one and we had the tour guide attention.

ruby.marcelo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

There is so much in this museum!! The guide helped me understand the history and the context of the various pieces in side. Great history lesson and the storytelling was amazing!!! Having learned about the rosetta stone in history books is one thing, seeing it in person is AMAZING. The reaches of the vast historical British Empire again what we Americans learn in history is literally right before your eyes!

Joseph O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Tour provides a great overview of some of the more important exhibits in the British Museum and points out the locations of the other major exhibits. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and articulate.

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