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.
What to Expect
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. You’ll 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.
- Professional art historian/guide
- Walking tour
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Food and drinks (unless specified)
Meeting Point: Meet by the red telephone booth closest to the Main Gate in front of the British Museum.
Know Before You Go
• There is a minimum of 2 people per booking
• A small amount of walking is involved