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British Museum Guided Tour – Private

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Duration: 2-2.5hs Private Tour

From €59-125

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Tour Description

Discover more about The British Museum

Join one of our certified guides on a deep dive into the incredible collection at the British Museum, where you’ll explore the fascinating history of humanity during a private 2-2.5 hour tour.

 

With a world-famous collection spanning 6000 years of human history and every corner of the globe, the British Museum can seem overwhelming – but not with our expert guides! They’ll lead you through a selection of carefully chosen exhibits to ensure you get the best out of your time at this one-of-a-kind museum. 

You’ll explore key highlights of the British Museum’s superb collection, learning all about ancient civilizations and forgotten tribes as you take in the Mummy of Katebet, the Parthenon Marbles, the Lewis Chessmen, beautiful Samurai armor, the ancient Rosetta Stone and so much more. After a few hours of fascinating insights and engaging tales from your guide, we hope you’ll leave inspired by the scope of human achievement contained within this museum’s hallowed halls. 

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics

The Parthenon Marbles, created under the supervision of master architect and sculptor, Phidias

The Mummy of Katebet, the Chantress of Amun, who held the title “King of the Gods”

The Lewis Chessmen, a group of 12th century game pieces carved out of ivory

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“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Anne S Anne S

    Craig was great, my mom has a hard time with her hip and he let us go at our own pace.

  • Louis V Louis V

    Our guide, Becky, was very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. She offered to customize her tour to our preferences as we were a small group. I would highly recommend taking this tour, as it gave us a foundarion to further explore the more than 4 million pieces in the museum's collection. Many Thanks!!!

  • Bill C Bill C

    Angus Templeton was an great expert guide who gave us a fantastic highlight tour of the British Museum. His insights were great and his personality and enthusiasm made us right at home. Before leaving us he gave us wonderful ideas about how to tour the rest of the Museum on our own.

  • Neil K Neil K

    My guide was awesome. It was very much worth the money. I only had 1 day in London, and I wanted to see as much as possible. One could spend the entire day at the museum, and she made sure I saw the most important artifacts. I would highly recommend the private guided tour.

  • Martha S Martha S

    Angus is a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable and patient too. Loved the Museum.

  • Nancy M Nancy M

    Cathy is a terrific tour guide - we had two tours with her -- one at the British Museum and one at the National Gallery -- and learned a lot about the exhibits as well as the other works on display. I think this is a tour that is a must when in London.

  • Atlanta Atlanta

    Great experience! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable! He kept it fun and exciting...He knew which items to see, explained the historical significance and could answer all our questions! Our teenager loved it too! We really valued this experience... Would recommend this to anyone going to the British Museum!

  • Christine D Christine D

    The British Museum was my favorite tour of this trip! Our Tour Guide, Becky was great - she was very knowledgeable and gave us the top objects to see, and added some i was interested in. I was so impressed with her ability to answer all our questions and have very even-sided discussions on the items that specific countries wanted back - would definitely book this tour again on our next trip - in two hours you can only see a very small part of this museum.

  • Mark W Mark W

    Young lady was very knowledgeable and personable.

  • Salvador D Salvador D

    Private tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging and friendly personality.

  • FavoriteWalks FavoriteWalks

    Highly recommend the 2.5 hour private tour with Becky who has such passion for history, myth, art and artifacts - all of which can be found in the British museum with its massive collection. The three of us all appreciated the time to stop and ask questions. We covered Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Mayan periods. Becky is completing a masters in museum studies and a perfect guide.

  • Y3181LMmichelleb Y3181LMmichelleb

    The British Museum is amazing and HUGE, and there are only so many tours of museums you can do in one trip right? This is not to be missed. We booked ahead of time for the 2 hour private guided tour. I remember thinking, maybe I should just go to the museum and get the audio tour. So glad we opted for this. The Tour Guide, Jake met us at 10:00 for a 2 hour private tour. Jake was extremely organized, took us on a great tour showing us several of the important exhibits in walking order, and pointed out things and highlights he thought interesting. The highlights were extremely interesting. But beyond that Jake had an educational background that made him the best guide for those exhibits AND he liked what he was doing. We were extremely pleased with the tour but the tour guide REALLY made it happen for us! Thanks Babylon for a great tour.

  • zippy002 zippy002

    My husband and I had been to the British Museum a couple of times, but always felt a little overwhelmed and like there was a lot we were missing because there is so much to see. So, we decided to hire a private guide. Going through the museum with our guide turned out to be one of the highlights of our UK vacation. I highly recommend hiring a guide! We met up with our guide, Jake, outside the British Museum on Aug 27th. He was on time, friendly and instantly made us feel welcome. He was really knowledgeable about the museum and his passion about the history of the exhibits was obvious. As we moved through the exhibits and artifacts, Jake really made them come to life with his explanations, stories, and historical accounts. Thanks to Jake for making our day so special!

  • Salvador D Salvador D

    Private tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging and friendly personality.

  • Christine D Christine D

    The British Museum was my favorite tour of this trip! Our Tour Guide, Becky was great - she was very knowledgeable and gave us the top objects to see, and added some i was interested in. I was so impressed with her ability to answer all our questions and have very even-sided discussions on the items that specific countries wanted back - would definitely book this tour again on our next trip - in two hours you can only see a very small part of this museum.

  • Mark W Mark W

    Young lady was very knowledgeable and personable.

  • Meg B Meg B

    Our tour guide, Becky, was incredibly knowledgeable and adjusted the tour to fit our interests. The time flew by because she had such interesting insights on every major artifact. We'd visited the British Museum before but it was so much more meaningful with a great guide.