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Semi-Private Guided Tour: the British Museum London

  • 2 to 2.5-hour tour of the British Museum in London
  • View selected highlights of the museum, a showcase of 6,000 years of history
  • See treasures such as the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone
Semi-Private Guided Tour: the British Museum London
From US$80,60
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Semi-PrivateMuseum 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
5pm Semi-Private Museum Tour
Semi-PrivateMuseum 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
The British Museum in London houses around 8 million artefacts, making it difficult to sift out the must-sees on a first-time or short visit. This 2 to 2.5-hour small-group tour does the work for you, with a guide to show you around some carefully curated highlights.  View important pieces such as the Mummy of Katebet, Lewis Chessmen, and more, as you uncover their significance and history. Entrance to the British Museum is free.
What to Expect
Choose your desired departure time when you book. Then, meet your guide at the British Museum in central London, along with the rest of your small group of no more than eight people in total.

Hear a brief introduction to the world-famous museum, one of the greatest repositories of world art and artefacts on the planet. This prestigious institution houses 8 million items spanning 6,000 years of human history, providing an incredible window into human achievement. Treasures items such as Samurai armor and a series of prized Assyrian lion hunting reliefs dating from the 7th century BC.

Follow your guide through the rooms to see a carefully chosen selection of ancient and medieval exhibits considered to be some of the museum’s most beautiful and important. View pieces such as the Mummy of Katebet, the 12th-century Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone; a stone slab engraved in the 2nd century BC with texts by Egyptian priests.

While you explore, gain deeper insight into the artefacts as your guide puts them in engaging historical context, sharing intriguing facts about their significance and purpose.

After about 2 to 2.5 hours of exploring, your experience finishes when your guide departs.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour

Had an excellent tour of the museum guided by Kathy. She was passionate for the museum and the history.

Thank lukepatrick83
Reviewed 17 July 2018
Outstanding Experience Enhanced By A Superb Guide

Attempting to go through the British Museum in less than a few days is a fools errand, and to our shame we had a very limited amount of time. Happily, Craig from Babylon Tours moved us through the scrum of mid-July tourism and ensured we...More

1  Thank BienAgiter
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Nice and educational tour, thanks to Becky

We were taken around, in a small group, by Becky. She was great: clear at all times, showed us many interesting exhibits, always with a fascinating backstory. I particularly liked the way she personalized the tour, to show us her “favorites” and why. She was...More

Thank markjholloway
Reviewed 21 June 2018
Amazing museum

We had a wonderful guided tour with Kathy Harrison. Her passion and enthusiasm for the museum and for the antiquities we were viewing was contagious. She is very knowledgeable as well as personable, and communicated well. It's a great introduction to the museum! It was...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile
Richard w

Our experience with this small group tour was fantastic! There was so much to see, our guide Alexander made it fascinating and brought all the history come alive. Without Alexander we would have missed so much.

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20 April 2018|
Response from Marie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by all means!