Best of the British Museum Guided Tour

Best of the British Museum Guided Tour

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      London, England
      2 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 31
      • The most famous exhibits: Marvel at priceless Elgin Marbles from the Acropolis, including the 525-foot-long Parthenon Frieze; the mummies, hieroglyphics, and other artifacts in the most comprehensive collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt; the actual Rosetta Stone, and much more.
      • History on the history: Your expert guide not only has the museum layout down, but will share colorful commentary and stories that show how everything fits into our shared human experience.
      • Small group = more personal: Groups are limited to no more than 20, for a relaxed and intimate tour with deeper guide interaction and audio headsets to help you hear it all.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to Russell Square, by the red telephone boxes, directly opposite The Principal London Hotel, at the entrance to the park.

      Helpful hints

      Arriving by Tube? Take the Piccadilly line to Russell Square tube station. Turn left out of the station and walk straight up Bernard Street. At the traffic lights cross over the road. The meeting point is directly in front of you.

      Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. 

      Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we suggest you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

      Getting around

      Expect a moderate amount of walking with steps included. We are unable to accommodate travelers with wheelchairs or those requiring special assistance. We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Family Friendly, Cultural

      Included amenities

      Visit to British Museum

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-GBR-LOND-EN-1008

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      Travelers must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.

      Special comments

      Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour. This service ends at The British Museum around 12:00.

      A storehouse of irreplaceable historic treasures accumulated over centuries, the British Museum brings you face to face with the essential touchstones of civilization – legendary objects you've read and heard tales about since you were a kid.

      We're talking 70 galleries holding eight million artifacts that chronicle just about every human culture we know of – back to a time before "cultures" even existed, because we were still getting used to walking upright.

      Fortunately, we've evolved to the point where an experienced guide can lead a tribe of headphone-clad culture-cravers to the museum's richest finds – with humor, insight, and passion. 

      You'll learn about the importance of death rituals to the ancient Egyptians, and see royal mummies and monumental statues of Amenhotep, Ramses, and their fellow pharaohs. These folks brought their worldly goods and animals to the afterlife with them – including their cats, whose tiny decorated mummies are curiously fascinating. You'll see statues and structures so critical to our understanding of ancient Greece that modern Greece still fights to get them back. Just as Egypt claims the museum's most-visited exhibit: the Rosetta Stone, the key that unlocked the secret of hieroglyphics.

      And you'll see what was unearthed at the Sutton Hoo burial mound in southern England, another museum must. Highlights here include the remains of a 90-foot ship from the 600s, its central chamber brimming with kingly Anglo-Saxon treasure, including a decorated burial helmet that looks like it escaped from the Game of Thrones prop room. You'll hear the amazing tale of how it survived the ravages of time and grave robbers.

      Such tales define what it means to be a human in the 21st century. You've probably heard parts of them over the years; this is your chance to get the whole story in a couple of hours.

      The Brit is your oyster

      Once your guided session's done, feel free to seek out less well-known wonders, like the seriously creepy Mask of the Quetzalcoatl, gifted to brutal conquistador Hernan Cortes by Montezuma himself. Stalk some Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Pay a visit to the money gallery and see tokens minted by London coffee houses 300 years before Starbucks Reward cards. Or see a Sumerian soldier's crushed skull, still inside his crushed helmet. Makes those mummified felines seem cute and cuddly.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      London, England
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing

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