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Treasures of the British Museum First Entry Small Group Private Tour

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1.5 hours

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Why take this private 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. This tour is a private experience with the added benefit of being for your group only, led by a private local guide. These private experiences enjoy a more intimate setting along with the ability to tour at your desired pace.

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

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

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!

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