Guided tour

National Gallery and British Museum: Tour

National Gallery and British Museum: Tour

From £151.41 per person

Spend your time wisely by discovering two of London’s most important and popular museums in the same day on a 5-hour guided tour. Be lead by an enthusiastic young guide on a visit of the city’s best galleries.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • There will be a lunch break between the museum visits (at your own expense)
  • Go to two of the most visited museums in the world on one tour
  • Marvel at famous artworks
  • Learn more about the great masters
Full description
Begin your tour by learning about the master painters whose names fill the halls of the National Gallery. Instead of wandering aimlessly, let the guides immerse you in the stories and history behind some of the world’s most famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Go on a journey through time with The National Gallery's collection of paintings from the 1300s onwards. View da Vinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks” before fast-forwarding to Seurat’s “Bathers at Asnières” to witness the changing styles over the centuries. Your guide will equip you with the information and history that you’ll need to appreciate the 2,300 paintings on display at one of the world’s most visited museums. After a break for lunch, get ready to explore culture and civilizations through the monumental collection at the British Museum. Your guide will lead you through 6,000 years of sculptures, jewelry, and artifacts, acting like a living Rosetta Stone to help you understand these pieces, and you’ll see the real Rosetta Stone while you’re at it. Follow your guide's serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing 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 and the Lewis Chessmen, among other historic objects. Leave the tour with an understanding of what we humans have achieved during our short history. Highlights generally, if the artwork is not on loan or being restored, will include: • A Young Woman standing at a Virginal, Sunflowers • The Madonna of the Pinks ('La Madonna dei Garofani’) • The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus’) • The Virgin of the Rocks from Panels from the S. Francesco Altarpiece • The Ambassadors • The Arnolfini Portrait, Venus and Mars • The Rosetta Stone • Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs • Parthenon Sculpture • Lewis Chessmen • Oxus Treasure • Royal Game of Ur • Mummy of Katebet • Samurai Armor
  • Access to National Gallery, London
  • Access to British Museum
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet by the red telephone booth closest to the main gate of British Museum (outside the gates of the museum by the red telephone booth situated to the left of the main gates of the museum). In case you have trouble finding the meeting point please contact your guide. Bring your valid photo ID. By Car: 51 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3BA, UK (meeting point will be in front of you on the museum side walk outside of the entrance gates)

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