This tour provides an expert tour guide at the British Museum for your private 2-hour tour. Discover the highlights of the British Museum on a private two-hour tour, or include the Museum on a flexible full day London tour. The British Museum was founded in 1753 and today has approximately eight million objects from ancient history to modern technology giving you a glimpse into ancient cultures and civilisations.
Group Entrance of the British Museum at Montague Place
10 AM for morning slots / 3 PM is for afternoon slots
12 PM for morning slots / 5 PM is for afternoon slots
Prices are based on 10 participants per person (Less than 10 people required recalculation, please ask us)
Professional guidance services throughout the tour in English
Operation of the entire tour agenda under expert and professional tour management services with +30 years’ experience
Reservations where necessary to ensure quick site access (Advanced notification required)
Public liability insurance
Meet & greet/drop off service (Door to Door service from Zone 1 to 6) Extra charge applied.
Personal Expenses & souvenirs
Guidance services request in other & rare languages based on availability (Please ask)
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British Museum Tour
The tour will begin in Lord Foster's Great Hall. Here you will see ancient scripts on the Rosetta Stone from Egypt, architectural relics from temples and mausoleums in Mesopotamia, Assyria, Greece etc., the huge statues of Pharaoh Rameses the Great, many pieces of the friezes showing the pan-Athenic festival of the ruins of the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Greece and a special hall was constructed so they could be on permanent display to all. The Enlightenment Gallery shows collections of souvenirs brought back from journeys to foreign lands by wealthy people who wanted to share them with others. You will learn how the dead were preserved either intentionally, such as the Egyptian Mummies, or "Ginger"- or incidentally such as the English bog-man. In England, many people hid their valuables, art and jeweller, underground when in fear of invasion or attack. In the British Galleries, you will see ancient Jewellery, weapons, armouries, plates, cutlery - even Roman postcards! Items were imported, brought by immigrants or produced in Britain, giving us an insight into earlier cultures and civilisations of our predecessors of Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking or Norman origin, as well as more recent world-wide migrants from which today's multi-cultural nation derived. Harry Potter fans will love the Lewis chess set found on the Scottish island. There is so much more to see, such as the Islamic gallery (currently under construction), European and Chinese porcelain, clocks, medicine or money from around the world but not enough time in this tour.