Guided Tour of The British Museum
Discover a world dedicated to human history, art and culture as you explore the British Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world with more than 8 million works in its permanent collection.
- Learn more about the museum and its artifacts with your knowledgeable and certified art historian guide.
- 2-2.5 hours small group tour of the British Museum with a maximum of up to 8 people. You may also book a private tour for maximum immersion.
- See relics from the ancient world such as the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessman, the Assyrian Lion Hunting reliefs, and the world famous Rosetta Stone.
- Discover over 6,000 years of world history and immerse yourself into a journey way back in time.
Why You Shouldn't Miss This
The British Museum is the top most visited museum in England and ranks 4th globally in terms of visitors. Covering an area of 75,000 m2 and featuring a collection of over 8 million works, the museum is the perfect place to discover the history of the world from beyond just books. The museum is itself divided into 10 separate sections, each focussing one particular part of world histories such as Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, Britain and the British Empire, Asia, Coins and Medals and more.
The best way to make the most of your British Museum experience is to go with a guide in a small group or if you’re looking for an exclusive treatment, a private tour. Not only will you learn more and discover nuances only known by professionals; but you’ll also know exactly what the most important relics in the museum are and get to spend more time with them than a random passerby.
Walk into the world of history and discover more than 6,000 years of recorded human history all under the same roof. Stroll through the mesmerizing halls and take in the vast array of artifacts and antiques on display. But don’t worry about being overwhelmed, our professional guide will curate your experience in a manner which is guaranteed to make you feel relaxed while constantly providing you fascinating tidbits and factual details about the many monuments on display.
Learn about the museum’s many galleries, of which there are 70, and discover the secrets of the past, stories of the lost tribe and learn about the achievements of humans as the history of the world unfolds before your very eyes. Be sure to ask your guide anything that might fascinate you. Once the tour is over, you can check out the museum at your own pace and go back to the relics you’ve wanted to check out for the second time.
Must See Relics
- The Rosetta Stone
- The Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs
- The Parthenon Sculpture
- The Lewis Chessman
- The Oxus Treasure
- The Royal Game of Ur
- The Mummy of Katebet
- The Armor of the Samurai
- Admission to the British Museum
- Services of a professional art historian guide
- Private group tour (Optional)
- Access to the special exhibitions and events
Know Before You Go
Semi Private Tour Timings:
Mon - Thu, Sat - Sun: 10 AM
Fri: 10 AM & 5 PM
Private Tour Timings:
Mon - Thu - 10 AM & 1 PM
Fri - 10 AM, 1 PM & 5 PM
Sat - Sun: 10 AM
The British Museum Timings:
Mon - Thu, Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 10 AM - 8:30 PM
By Tube: Nearest underground stations -
• Tottenham Court Road
By Bus: Stop on Oxford Street
1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98 & 242
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
We went during the late afternoon and the place was extremely busy and crowded, so we couldn’t enjoy much. The guide carried the tour in a rush and I was thoroughly disappointed.
The central courtyard is very impressive, and it also offers access to the various section of the museum. And there is a lot to see! One of the best museums I’ve ever been to.
The British Museum is a must visit for history buffs. The museum had great insights on ancient civilizations. I took an audio tour and enjoyed the place on my own.
How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive your voucher via email. No need to print.
By the red telephone booth closest to the main gate in front of the British Museum
The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK, London