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Small-Group Tour: The British Museum in London

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Trade in paintings for mummies and historical artifacts on a tour of the British Museum. The enormous collection spans 6000 years of human history, featuring items from all over the world like Samurai armor and rare Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Your guide will take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and fallen empires through a carefully chosen selection of items.

You’ll learn about the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone – the actual rock, not the language learning program. Walk away with an understanding of what we humans have achieved during our short history and hopefully you’ll be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
Customer Reviews
  • Krystyna L
    January 2018

    Alex was the worlds best tour guide!
    He was fantastic! We had a ten year old and a thirteen year old and two adults. We all loved history but thought that we really lacked any l relevant knowledge, especially for the children. Alex selected items as we went round the museum that were the best fit for us. His passion REALLY enthused us! He was patient, thoughtful and efficient. We would like to go on more tours with Alex. If you want to visit The British Museum and you have a group like ours, you must do this small group tour, otherwise it could be overwhelming.I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.

  • Josep B
    December 2017

    Great guide Alexander Mariotti

  • p.verpaalen
    November 2017

    we very much enjoyed our small-group tour we were the only two in the group, our guide Becky asked us our main interest, as this is a huge museum, and adapted the tour likewise also showing us the other most interesting or controversial pieces of the museum.
    the tour also took us to a few lesser known civilizations and sparked our interest in those .
    Manny thanks to Becky for making our history tour a succes

Product Details
  • Semi-Private Museum Tour
  • "Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Available Daily At 10Am And 5Pm (5Pm Only On Fridays)
  • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Notes: British Museum and other attractions or museums in London may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. 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. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

The British Museum, London

Departure Time and Comments

10:00am 1:00pm 5:00pm (Fridays) /


2 to 2.5 hrs

Return Details

Concludes at original departure point

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