Treasures of the British Museum: First Entry Small Group Tour

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1 hr 30 min

Max 20

Why take this tour?

Our British Museum tour distills the enormous collection to a handful of must-sees. Whether you are an avid museum-goer who wants to learn more about some of history’s most famous artifacts from an expert, or simply feeling a little bit lost in the maze-like halls, this is a great introduction to London’s largest museum.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Explore the highlights of the British Museum with an expert guide
  • Created with Sketch.Be first through the doors to see the Rosetta Stone before the crowds form
  • Created with Sketch.Discover the stories behind the Parthenon Marbles, the mysterious Moai, the Rosetta Stone and more
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy an intimate, small group tour where you can easily engage with your guide and ask questions
  • Created with Sketch.Take the smart route through the museum, with a carefully curated itinerary to make the most of your time

Discover our handpicked favorites of this extensive gallery

You could spend a lifetime looking at every item in the collection of the British Museum and still not see them all, so we’ve picked ten of our favorites to give you a feel for the scope and depth of what you can discover in this gallery dedicated to human history, art and culture.

On our British Museum tour, we’ll explore each artifact and discuss the story behind it, from how it was made to how it got to London and what makes it such an important cultural relic.

We’ll puzzle over the mystery of the Moai (giant stones heads from the South Pacific) as we meet Hoa Hakananai'a, discover how the Rosetta Stone helped to decipher the hier...

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You could spend a lifetime looking at every item in the collection of the British Museum and still not see them all, so we’ve picked ten of our favorites to give you a feel for the scope and depth of what you can discover in this gallery dedicated to human history, art and culture.

On our British Museum tour, we’ll explore each artifact and discuss the story behind it, from how it was made to how it got to London and what makes it such an important cultural relic.

We’ll puzzle over the mystery of the Moai (giant stones heads from the South Pacific) as we meet Hoa Hakananai'a, discover how the Rosetta Stone helped to decipher the hieroglyphics and marvel at the Parthenon Marbles. We’ll visit the Enlightenment Gallery to muse over the museum’s ‘merman’ and linger of the origins of the Lewis Chessmen as we traverse Medieval Europe.

In ninety minutes we’ll have traveled the world and seen some of its most valuable artifacts without ever leaving the building.

  • Sites Visited
  • Rosetta Stone & Egyptian Sculptures
  • Parthenon Marbles
  • Hoa Hakananai'a
  • Enlightenment Gallery
  • Medieval Europe Gallery
  • Tour Includes
  • Expert Walks guide
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Great tour and great guide. A nice cross-section of the museum's treasures.

Thank you Jeremy, we has a wonderful time in the British Museum. There is so much to see it was really helpful to have you guiding us to the key pieces, I especially liked your insight into the origins of the rosetta stone! Will recommend!