Private Tour: Discovering The British Museum - London

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You will start your walk around the British Museum from the Great Court, the largest public covered square in Europewhere 3,312 panes of glass (no two of which are the same) cover and separate this amazing Space from the London sky!
Your voyage through the largest ethnographic museum of the world, presenting the history and culture of the people of the world starts here. You will be accompanied by your own Art Historian to guide you and only your group.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by an art historian
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

The Museum is the largest ethnographic Museum in the world - culture is its theme. It represents not only British culture but it is a collection of World cultures such as the Egyptian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Pacific Ocean, the Americas and Eastern Cultures etc. This British museum tour is ideal for a personalised perspective on the collections. Everything is huge here, like the recently refurbished hall called the Great Court. The Museum owns over 9 million objects, of which 2 million are on display. You may not see them all!!!  Some of the most important -  starting from the very beginning - is the one million and six hundred thousand year old Hand Ax from Africa; to some of the rarest and best kept Egyptian statues; the Rosetta Stone; the Egyptian Mummies; the Assyrian Palace's Freezes with details of their battles quoted in the Bible, and among them the Lion Hunt; also inluded is the Mesopotamian 2000 B.C. Standard of Ur - from the small but powerful Mesopotamian town where Abraham was born and lived in those years; to the Parthenon Sculptures, as well as Roman sculptures like the Portland Vase; Caesars and Augustuss Iate I century BC busts and the Anglo Saxon Hoards recently discovered found buried in Britain after the Roman Conquest etc. from 400 AD.

Halfway through our tour, we will take a 15 minute break for rest and refreshments!

Inclusions

Private tour

Professional art historian guide

Entry/Admission - The British Museum

Entry/Admission - The British Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Jan-2020

    Our Spanish guide got sick at the least minute, and the operator was so kind to get us a new guide overnight.

    Even thought Marguerite is not a Spanish-speaking guide, (she does Italian, German and English) she was wonderful. She was on time, friendly and so very professional.
    She knows SO much about art and history. She knows the museum to the detail. It was delicious to see it with her. The Brit Museum is something you DO NOT want to miss when in London.

    Book this tour, with good luck Marguerite will be your tour guide.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Maria Rosa was an excellent guide. In 3 hours, we saw all of the highlights and she provided fabulous background information. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. A very worthwhile tour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This private 4 hour tour for my husband and me was a total waste of time and $$! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable but she spoke very softly and was very hard to hear and understand most of the time. The museum was crowded so the background noise was quite loud which made it even worse! We covered a lot of the collection, but it was a painful three and a half hours! We would have done much better by going ourselves and using the audio guide for much less money! We have used Viator in the past years in multiple countries and been very satisfied but this current trip to Italy and England we’ve had 3 tours that have had major issues!! Do your homework!!

  • 20-Aug-2018

    A terrific day with a great tour guide! Such a big museum but one that needed to have someone as knowledgeable as our guide to weave through the exhibits to focus on what's important to our family!

  • 20-Jul-2018

    La visita estuvo bien, recorrimos lo principal del museo. La guia no fue de lo mejor y sobretodo con los niños. Hemos tenido experiencias mucho mejores y mas con lo que es el British Museum.

  • 23-Aug-2017

    Our guide was most knowledgeable on all the arttifacts and exhibits we reviewed in the museum. He answered virtually every question we posed in depth. We did take issue with an 18 minute delay when he showed up late with a brusk , sorry for the delay and we were off. He also literally left us behind several times because our senior bodies could not keep up the pace. Overall, we had a great time, marred only by the Incidents cited .

  • 07-Aug-2017

    This place is AWESOME. How else to describe the amazing privilege to stand next to human artifacts cutting stones used on an axe or the like that date back 400,000 that's right, four hundred thousand years before Christ. Or to be able to take a selfie next to a bust of Julius Ceasar! The antiquities portion of this museum is incomparable. Full disclosure: Betty did not enjoy TBM as much as Jim.

    Jim and Betty Higgins
    Louisville KY USA

  • 07-Jun-2017

    Excellent guide for the British Museum. Rosa took extra time in explaining the history to our12 year old. She was very patient and knowledgeable!! We all learned a great deal!

  • 01-Jan-2017

    Good tour. Guide was organized and knowledgeable. Would have given 5 stars, however he seemed a little detached. I have had other guides who we're much more personable.

  • 01-Jul-2016

    Excellent tour! I highly recommend getting a tour guide.

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