The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World - London

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Join this 2.5-hour tour where your guide will use the British Museum to help tell the story of why the world is what it is today. Discover divine antiquities like the Holy Thorn Reliquary as well as world renowned treasures such as the Lewis Chessmen. Examine the Rosetta Stone closely and learn why it is the key to unlocking Egyptian hieroglyphics. Immerse yourself within the Parthenon Sculptures and hear stories of ancient Greece.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour

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Meet your guide in the afternoon at the steps of the museum. The path you trace will take you from our origins in the wild to the first stirrings of human civilization and the wonders of the Enlightenment. See the Rosetta Stone, a double-headed Aztec serpent, the Lewis chessmen, a mechanical solar system, the Parthenon sculptures, a statue of Ramesses II and the Holy Thorn Reliquary. These are just some of the artifacts you will use to travel through time. Through them explore how the agricultural revolution transformed our world, why people have gods, kings, money and writing, the role of germs, war and empire, and how humans have learned to question everything.

At the end of the tour you will have seen many of the museums highlights and will understand a little better why the world around you is the way it is. The tour will take a short break in the middle, during which you can buy drinks and refreshments and get to know your tour guide and fellow adventurers.

Inclusions for The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Will is an amazing tour guide! He made the whole experience interesting and fun and tied everything we saw together. He is very knowledgeable and has a pleasant personality.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • The guide was very knowledgeable, it was worthy to learn more about the museum in as short amount of time.

  • Best way to see the museum without being overwhelmed.

  • Laura my guide was extremely well prepared and knowledgeable about history
    Time was very well managed and she pointed out the most important items you want to see if time is limited for you
    I highly recommend this tour
    Vancouver - Canada

  • Wonderful tour - couldn't have asked for better. We were a small group 5 and Rossa was excellent - professional, knowledgeable and funny. He covered lots of topics from the clever perspective of Ideas that made our World and subjects we thought we knew were given a different and interesting slant. Highly recommended and far far better than just wandering around the British Museum gazing at all the different exhibits. Thanks once again to Rossa.

  • Great guide with lots of information and stories. Lots to see.

  • Our guide was so knowledgeable on all the art and related history - fascinating!

  • Please make sure you don and #39;t carry any baggage. There is no cloak room and they don and #39;t allow big back bags inside. The place was amazing

  • Great tour, great guide sorry, forgot his name. Everyone was happy that I booked the private tour and expressed great comments. The museum is too big for someone coming over first time for a few hours. We received a very good information on different topics and were able to ask lots of questions.

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