Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum

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Duration - 3 hours

INR 17,667 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

The Museum presents not only British culture but it is a collection of World cultures such as the Egyptian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Pacific Ocean, the Americas and Eastern Cultures, etc. Everything is huge here, like the recently refurbished hall called the Great Court. The Museum owns over 9 million objects, of which 2 million are on display. You may not see them all!!! Some of the most important — starting from the very beginning — is the one million and six hundred thousand year old Hand Ax from Africa; to some of the rarest kept Egyptian statues, the Rosetta Stone, the Egyptian Mummies, the Assyrian Palace's Freezes with details of all their battles quoted in the Bible. Included is the Mesopotamian 2000 BC Standard of Ur - from the small but powerful Mesopotamian town where Abraham was born; the Parthenon Sculptures, as well as Roman sculptures like the Portland Vase; Caesar’s and Augustus’s Iate I century BC busts; and the Anglo Saxon Hoards recently discovered.

Available options

Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum 10:00
Duration: 3 hours

INR 17,667
p.p. onwards

Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum 14:00
Duration: 3 hours

INR 17,667
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Museum is the largest ethnographic Museum in the world - culture is its theme. It represents not only British culture but it is a collection of World cultures such as the Egyptian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Pacific Ocean, the Americas and Eastern Cultures etc. This British Museum tour is ideal for a personalised perspective on the collections. Everything is huge here, like the recently refurbished hall called the Great Court. The Museum owns over 9 million objects, of which 2 million are on display. You may not see them all!!!  Some of the most important -  starting from the very beginning - is the

one million and six hundred thousand year old Hand Ax from Africa; to some of the rarest and best kept

Egyptian statues;

the Rosetta Stone;

the Egyptian Mummies;

the Assyrian Palace's Freezes with details of their battles quoted in the Bible, and among them

the Lion Hunt; also inluded is

the Mesopotamian 2000 B.C. Standard of Ur - from the small but powerful Mesopotamian town where Abraham was born and lived in those years; to

the Parthenon Sculptures, as well as Roman sculptures like

the Portland Vase; Caesar’s and Augustus’s Iate I century BC busts and

the Anglo Saxon Hoards recently discovered found buried in Britain after the Roman Conquest etc. from 400 AD.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Halfway through our tour, we will take a 15 minute break for rest and refreshments!

Duration: 15 minutes

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

This is where the tour will end.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry/Admission - The British Museum

Departure point

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK


Recent reviews

Francisco_D   30th June 2022

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While the tour guide it was obviously Jameson very knowledgeable it was impossible to understand her or hear. The past is the tour was extremely slow as the guide was not physical able to move at a normal pace. Note the description says tickets included, it the admission to the museum is free!

heumanntouch   23rd April 2019

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I want to first start off by saying if you plan on visiting the museum this is the way to do it. We got in to the museum before the public and got to take pictures unobstructed by crowds of folks. We took the enlightenment tour and while the guide was a lovely woman she was a bit boring or should I say speaking too long on various subjects. This is a general tour and should be handled in that fashion, while experts are amazing folks they tend to not make good guides or speakers as they rarely discern the temperature of the audience and change their approach and cadence. I did learn a lot but would have wanted more area covered and "facts" or "stories" breifened as to not lose your audience. There was so many things that we missed just in the first section. This is a fantastic institution and excellence should be the order of the day. TIP: After leaving the museum (about 15 mins of opening) the lines were crazy. It was Easter so maybe that was the reason!? They have a queuing area that did seem large and it appeared it was used all the time.

Fern_S   22nd June 2019

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Maria Rosa was an excellent guide. In 3 hours, we saw all of the highlights and she provided fabulous background information. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. A very worthwhile tour.

Donald_M   7th August 2019

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On an August Tuesday afternoon, the museum was very busy with groups as well as families with young children. Our guide, Maria Letts, smoothly helped us navigate among the exhibits, and she increased the volume of her voice to enable us to better hear her over the rather loud background of the excited chatter of others nearby. Her breadth of experience and knowledge, and her gracious manner, enabled us to both identify and more deeply understand the significance of the almost overwhelming number and diversity of exhibits. She also went far out of her way to help me try to access a1782 British Army field map of significance in the American Revolution. This is the third Viator-brokered private tour that my wife and I have engaged this summer. Each, while different, has been an excellent value.

afeles2018   18th August 2018

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A terrific day with a great tour guide! Such a big museum but one that needed to have someone as knowledgeable as our guide to weave through the exhibits to focus on what's important to our family!

truth-revealed   24th June 2018

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The presenter of this tour was correct, most of the time. I did have to correct her when she dated the famous Rosetta Stone to 196 AD. It was , in fact, made in 196 BC. But otherwise, a good, informative tour, from which I learned a lot. Little mistakes do happen, we are human, not computers!

Bruce S   23rd August 2017

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Our guide was most knowledgeable on all the arttifacts and exhibits we reviewed in the museum. He answered virtually every question we posed in depth. We did take issue with an 18 minute delay when he showed up late with a brusk , sorry for the delay and we were off. He also literally left us behind several times because our senior bodies could not keep up the pace. Overall, we had a great time, marred only by the Incidents cited .

Mark H   3rd July 2019

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This private 4 hour tour for my husband and me was a total waste of time and $$! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable but she spoke very softly and was very hard to hear and understand most of the time. The museum was crowded so the background noise was quite loud which made it even worse! We covered a lot of the collection, but it was a painful three and a half hours! We would have done much better by going ourselves and using the audio guide for much less money! We have used Viator in the past years in multiple countries and been very satisfied but this current trip to Italy & England we’ve had 3 tours that have had major issues!! Do your homework!!

VICTORALFREDO_R   7th January 2020

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Our Spanish guide got sick at the least minute, and the operator was so kind to get us a new guide overnight. Even thought Marguerite is not a Spanish-speaking guide, (she does Italian, German and English) she was wonderful. She was on time, friendly and so very professional. She knows SO much about art and history. She knows the museum to the detail. It was delicious to see it with her. The Brit Museum is something you DO NOT want to miss when in London. Book this tour, with good luck Marguerite will be your tour guide.

Martin G   13th October 2018

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The depth of material at the British Museum is overwhelming. We were grateful to have a guide that gave us an amazing overview and we left with a greater perspective of the great ancient societies that preceded ours. Maria helped us link the Egyptian, Assyrian, and Greek & Roman collection in a meaningful way.