Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum

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Duration - 5 hours 30 minutes

INR 3,122 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Follow in the footsteps of the great archaeologists, relic hunters and explorers who acquired the treasures of the British Museum, and learn about their adventures and the hazards they braved to make their astounding discoveries.

You’ll unlock the secrets of the British Museum’s extraordinary collection with a qualified archaeologist, getting to grips with the history of human civilisation, exploring our earliest origins in Africa, to the great empires of Egypt, Assyria, Greece and Rome.

Along the way, you'll tour the British Museum's most famous galleries, including Ancient Egypt and Assyria, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Vikings and the Aztecs, discovering world-famous artefacts such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles and the Lewis Chessmen.

You'll also have some fun learning to play one of the world's most ancient board games, The Royal Game of Ur, whose rules were deciphered by British Museum scholars, and learn how to write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum 09:45

INR 3,122
p.p. onwards

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Stop At: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England

The world's greatest museum, home to a dizzying array of treasures from humanity's past.

Duration: 5 hours

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers


  • Qualified archaeologist guide

Departure time

09:45 AM

Departure point

Russell Square, Bernard St, London WC1N 1LJ, UK

Recent reviews

573brentl   27th August 2022

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I thoroughly enjoyed the tour - it surpassed all of my expectations. Rossa quite literally brought history to life through his passionate and very deep knowledge of our past. He took the time to answer all of our groups individual questions with great depth and accuracy. This tour is an absolute must for anyone interested in learning about our ancient past. We even got to try our hand at the earliest known board game - see photo. Thank you Rossa!

Mark S   2nd July 2022

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Brilliant, interesting tour at the British Museum collection. Very knowledgeable guide, good presenter. Rec highly.

morgang452   6th August 2022

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We highly recommend this tour for children and adults. Rossa is highly knowledgeable and managed to share his knowledge and passion about archeology, history of civilisations and the British Museum! Amazing that we covered 1/5 of the museum in only 5 hours - all of us, children and adults enjoyed it greatly and learned very much! Particularly good for children to learn about civilisations, Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece but also Rome, Vikings and Roman Britain!

juliemoskva   5th July 2022

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Rossa is a fabulous guide! We didn't simply tour the museum - each stop was a mini-lesson in the story of the history of civilization. I plan to take the tour again and bring my teenage daughter! Thanks Rossa!!

Ana_K   1st August 2022

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This was so very interesting. Rossa gave a tour for anyone who is curious about history and early human beginnings. He also hit some significant high points in what otherwise could be a very overwhelming museum.

tomahawkr   30th July 2022

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Been traveling to over 70 countries, I would say this is THE BEST archeology museum tour I ever did. The guide tells us very great and interesting stories in depth, but also dives deeply into the ancient civilization, culture, agriculture, farming, humanity, religion, etc. It makes us think a lot and reflect on our modern world as well as the ancient. 5 stars recommendation. Also this is probably the longest tour you could get in the market, almost 6 hours long and I learned sooooooo much! Thank you.

anakK8302BW   1st August 2022

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We really appreciated how well curated the tour was, with excellent highlights feom Rossa about how certain items in the museum tie human history together. We learned SO MUCH on what was a truly unique experience!

Andrew L   10th July 2022

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I was absolutely bowled over by how good this course was. I have been to the British Museum before but this brought the whole thing alive for me. Rossa's knowledge and Attenborough-style delivery was worthy of any film or TV documentary and I would recommend this to anyone who has even a passing interest in archaeology or related subjects. The agenda for the course and Rossa's engaging way of delivering his deep knowledge meant that the context and background of key exhibits at the museum almost brought them alive. I wish I'd had teachers like him at school.

T3606TAjonathans   10th September 2022

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Rossa is an expert on archeology. He's a clear communicator and story-teller. This tour is rather more deep than broad, in that it selects exhibits to explore themes in archeology and history, rather than trying to cover a wide range of subjects. Very insightful, and equips you with the concepts to fruitfully explore the vast collection of the British Museum. Recommended.

Jason_C   5th July 2022

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Very highly recommended. A great way to experience the museum. Rossa is incredibly knowledgeable and really brings the exhibits to life.