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Best of the British Museum - Guided visit

Based on 12 reviews
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • See the best of the Museum and get in depth explanations (Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Frieze, Egyptian Rooms, Anglo Saxon burial artifacts and more)
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
What to expect

See treasures from all over the world that date back to the beginning of time in The British Museum tour. The museum seems to have unlimited space in its beautiful and vast building of one million square feet! Here, your expert and a museum expert will keep you engaged by sharing the history and anecdotes that will bring these ancient objects to life.

Description

Relax and take in the beauty of the wonders contained inside the incredible halls of the British Museum, as your guide skillfully navigates you through the seventy galleries containing Athenian marbles, Egyptian Mummies and Anglo Saxon treasures. You will see the real Rosetta Stone that played an essential role in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Another highlight is the enormous Parthenon Frieze. Just one meter high and 160 meters long, this incredible sculpture once stood in the Acropolis in Athens and is one of the most important surviving relics of classical Greece.

Further highlights are the Egyptian Rooms, with an impressive collection of mummies. Your guide will explain the importance of death and the afterlife in Ancient Egyptian culture as you witness this incredible piece of human history in person. The museum also contains a wonderful selection of artifacts representing the Anglo Saxon culture, such as those found at the burial sites of Sutton Hoo. Your guide will share the amazing story of how these objects survived the centuries and the grave robbers, making them an improbable find. This is a great tour, due to its small group size and expert guide, to get up close and personal with some of history most valued artifacts!

Maximum group size: 20 persons.

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What's included
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverages
Reduced price

Children 0 – 3 years old: free (strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour).

Where

50 Woburn Pl, Bloomsbury, London, UK

Meeting point:

The meeting point is not at The British Museum. Your guide will meet you at Russell Square, by the red telephone boxes directly opposite The Principal London Hotel at the entrance to the park.

What to remember
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Regretfully, this tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance as well as strollers or baby carriages
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When

14.00pm

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Provider
City Wonders
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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
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