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The British Museum in London Guided Tour

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ToursSightseeing ToursTheme ToursCulture & HistoryArt & MuseumsArchaeologyHistory & HeritageMuseums & ExhibitionsEducational ActivitiesFamily-friendly

Take a break from art museums and explore the mummies and historical artifacts on a guided tour of the British Museum. The charming guides will take you through this world-class collection during a 2.5 hour tour.

Highlights

  • Admire The Rosetta Stone
  • Find out about Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs
  • Be amazed by the Parthenon Sculpture
  • See the Lewis Chessmen
  • Marvel at the Oxus Treasure
  • Look at the Royal Game of Ur
  • Learn about the Mummy of Katebet
  • Check out the Samurai Armour

Description

The British Museum's extensive collection spans 6,000 years of human history, featuring items from every corner of the world. The guides take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and forgotten empires through a carefully curated selection of exhibits. Discover Samurai armor and centuries-old Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Learn about the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone – the actual rock, not the language learning software. Leave the tour with an understanding of what humans have achieved throughout history and be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species. Highlights generally include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc) The Rosetta Stone, Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs, Parthenon Sculpture, Lewis Chessmen, Oxus Treasure, Royal Game of Ur, Mummy of Katebet, Samurai Armour.

Includes

Private and semi-private options Professional local tour guide
Gratuities (optional) Hotel pickup and drop off Temporary exhibits Food and drinks (unless specified)

Important Information

  • There is a minimum of 2 people per booking • Tours available for wheelchair users on request
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is offered as either a private tour or a semi-private tour (8 guests maximum)
  • For semi-private tours a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if minimum numbers are not met)
  • Available daily
  • Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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