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British Museum Guided Tour

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From $27.12

191 reviews   (3.89)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover some of the highlights of the British Museum with a guide and get a flavor of one of the world’s oldest and finest museums. Because there is so much to see, you could spend a week at the British Museum and still not discover it all. Experience the best of the British Museum’s collections, starting with a view of the breathtaking ceiling. Admire the spectacular glass roof of the Great Court, a work of art. Then, see the world-famous “Rosetta Stone,” the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. Admire the controversial Parthenon Sculptures, taken from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin, the former British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Go to the Ancient Egypt galleries to see the large collection of Egyptian mummies, and discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad.

What's Included

Local expert guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 3
  • YOUTH: Age: 4 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • You booked a skip the line guided tour at the British Museum, the entrance is free
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

The British Museum
See art and antiquities from around the world at the UK’s largest museum. Take a 2 hours guided tour of the British Museum in London and explore one of the oldest museums in the world. See relics from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


A museum not to miss in London - and this guide was tops!
Richard_B, 18-12-2022
If you don't know much about the British museum, you need this type of guided tour to make at least a respectable dent into the enormous collection of human history on display there. Our guide was exceptionally good, as she led us through some of the key rooms for Egyptian, Assyrian, and ancient Greece artifacts. Two hours is barely enough to explore this museum, but when you are short on time, it was a great start that makes you want to come back.
NW student
Hadley_H, 12-12-2022
Our guide Marika was fabulous. We learned so much. Loved it. She is a star. We were jet lagged and she stirred our interest.
Informative Guided Tour, Involving History of the British Museum
Rudra_G, 05-12-2022
I enjoyed the overall experience learning from a tour guide about the history of the museum. I learned about how the history was built and why it was built, and I liked learning from a guide who understood the history to be able to explain it to tourists, as I otherwise would not have learned much about the history of this museum on my own.
Great job
siobhan_n, 29-11-2022
Our guid was on time and very sweet. She was easy to under and engaged our children very well. She kept the pace going and gave us an opportunity to ask questions.
Focused and interesting
Hannah0311, 06-01-2023
Joe was very knowledgeable and friendly. An excellent guide and a brilliant way to have a look around the museum. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in having a focused tour around the museum.
Fantastic Tour!
Kelly_S, 02-01-2023
Our guide was excellent and made our time in the British Museum truly memorable! She did a great job finding us, quickly getting us through security, providing excellent background on the objects and showing us amazing highlights! We really enjoyed our time with her!
Great guide
Kathleen_M, 30-12-2022
The guide was superb - so interesting that despite our exhaustion from running all around London, We stayed for the whole 2 hours and it was well worth it.
Great Tour at the British Museum
KristinaKLB, 27-12-2022
Our guide was exceptional--she navigated the crowds to show us key things in various spaces and was so, so knowledgeable! She was Italian and I believe her name was Stephania. THANK YOU!
Comment on the guided visit
josecL6525II, 27-12-2022
We had a guided tour in English but my grandson does’t understand English so it was a waste of money. There were too many people and dificult to follow the guide.
Greek Parthenon was...
Peter_M, 18-12-2022
Greek Parthenon was impressive.

I would give a higher score however the start of the tour and the meeting place was both stressful and confusing to the entire group. The only avail entrance was the front of the museum, however security didn’t start to process people until 10. We were all late for the 10 am start.