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Private Guided Tour: The British Museum London

Greater London, United Kingdom
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120 to 150 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


London’s British Museum is home to a staggering collection of 8 million items, some dating as far back as the prehistoric age. Make sure you see the best of this British Museum by taking this private 2 to 2.5-hour tour of the cultural institution. Alongside an engaging tour guide, you’ll visit a curated section of cultural and artistic works that represent the diversity of the museum’s collection: see samurai armor, the Rosetta Stone and 2 million year-old tools. This private tour gives you the chance to customize your itinerary according to your interests.  
  • Private 2- to 2.5-hour tour of the British Museum in London
  • Don't miss the highlights of the museum's 8 million object collection
  • See the Rosetta Stone, samurai armor and prehistoric tools more than 2 million years old
  • Receive an overview of the British Museum's rich history
  • Customize the itinerary of this private tour and receive personalized attention from a guide


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Kathy H
Our guide, Craig, was outstanding. He was funny and informative. With over 8 million pieces in the museum, he hit the highlights, the history behind them, and was able to answer all the questions we had. Definitely worth the money!
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Judith H
The title of this tour says "Private" and that is what we expected. However, it was semi-private with a total of 8 people which was not a problem except we thought we had bought a private tour for 5 of us. Very misleading of Viator. Our guide, Kathy, was excellent however!
Response from Host
Hello Judith, We will try to make it clearer on Viator. Just so you understand you chose the "SAVE! Book as Semi-Private tour" option when you booked the tour. We do offer this tour as both Private and Semi-Private (at a discounted rate), which is the option you chose when you booked. Thank you again! Tom Dolan
Craig was great, my mom has a hard time...
Anne S
Craig was great, my mom has a hard time with her hip and he let us go at our own pace.
Our guide, Becky, was very...
Louis V
Our guide, Becky, was very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. She offered to customize her tour to our preferences as we were a small group. I would highly recommend taking this tour, as it gave us a foundarion to further explore the more than 4 million pieces in the museum's collection. Many Thanks!!!
Angus Templeton was an great expert...
Bill C
Angus Templeton was an great expert guide who gave us a fantastic highlight tour of the British Museum. His insights were great and his personality and enthusiasm made us right at home. Before leaving us he gave us wonderful ideas about how to tour the rest of the Museum on our own.
My guide was awesome. It was very...
Neil K
My guide was awesome. It was very much worth the money. I only had 1 day in London, and I wanted to see as much as possible. One could spend the entire day at the museum, and she made sure I saw the most important artifacts. I would highly recommend the private guided tour.
Angus is a terrific guide. Very...
Martha S
Angus is a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable and patient too. Loved the Museum.
Cathy is a terrific tour guide - we...
Nancy M
Cathy is a terrific tour guide - we had two tours with her -- one at the British Museum and one at the National Gallery -- and learned a lot about the exhibits as well as the other works on display. I think this is a tour that is a must when in London.
Great experience! Our tour guide was...
Great experience! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable! He kept it fun and exciting...He knew which items to see, explained the historical significance and could answer all our questions! Our teenager loved it too! We really valued this experience... Would recommend this to anyone going to the British Museum!
The British Museum was my favorite...
Christine D
The British Museum was my favorite tour of this trip! Our Tour Guide, Becky was great - she was very knowledgeable and gave us the top objects to see, and added some i was interested in. I was so impressed with her ability to answer all our questions and have very even-sided discussions on the items that specific countries wanted back - would definitely book this tour again on our next trip - in two hours you can only see a very small part of this museum.

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