British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Duration - 5 hours 30 minutes

GBP 174 p.p. onwards

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London, United Kingdom

Maximize your stay with a visit to London’s two most prominent museums, the National Gallery and the British Museum. On this intimate 5.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided museum combo tour, your informed guide will introduce you to the art and historical artifacts that draw millions of visitors to these two world-class collections. Tours are limited to just 8 guests, and the tour will pause for lunch between visits.

Available options

10am Semi-Private Museum Tour 10:00
"Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum This option NOT FOR WHEELCHAIRS.

GBP 174
p.p. onwards

Private Museum Tour; Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You; Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)

GBP 446
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Begin your half day experience by exploring the cultures and civilizations through the monumental collection at the British Museum spanning 6000 years of human history. It features items from all over the world like Samurai armor and rare Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Your guide will take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and fallen empires through a carefully chosen selection of items. You’ll learn about the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone – the actual rock, not the language learning program. Walk away with an understanding of what we humans have achieved during our short history and hopefully you’ll be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN England

After a break for lunch, learn about the master painters whose names fill the halls of the National Gallery. You’ve heard of Seurat and da Vinci, but what do you really know about them? Learn about the painters behind the paintings as we browse our favorite works by other masters like Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. If none of those names mean anything to you, your guide will make sure that changes by the end of the tour. The National Gallery houses paintings dating back to the 1300s all the way up through the 1900s, so there is no shortage of choice. Visit Jan van Eyck’s “The Arnolfini Portrait” or something more familiar like Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” to understand the full scope of work on display. During your tour, you'll be arm with the essential information and history needed to appreciate the more than 2300 paintings on display at one of the world’s most visited museums.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Terms & conditions

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

Additional info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Notes: British Museum and National Gallery and other attractions or museums in London may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • 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 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


  • Semi-Private Guided Combo Museum Tour
  • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)

Departure time

10:00 AM

Departure point

British Museum (Stop W), London WC1B 3BP, UK

Recent reviews

Reliant_M   5th November 2023

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Mathilda was an excellent guide with clear experience and knowledge of all the key attractions in both museums.

frankie1955   13th October 2023

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Becky toured us through two museums yesterday. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and personable. It was a delight spending the day with her.

juliedouglass17   4th October 2023

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Matilda was very knowledgeable and a great guide. Meeting place was easy to find. It’s impossible to see everything so it was nice to have a curated visit that hit the highlights.

Sharyl_M   21st September 2023

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Our tour guide Stephanie was outstanding and knowledgable. Ask to be on her tour. She had a vast knowledge of history.

B2169KRdenisep   15th September 2023

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Wesley was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Highlighted the most interesting items among the millions of artifacts. 5 stars

martyt653   4th September 2023

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Our guide Luis was amazing. Knowledgeable and passionate. He hit all the highlights of the museum and explained everything in a way that was very interesting! I highly recommend this tour.

Karli H   9th August 2023

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Ellie was our tour guide and did an amazing job. She kept the tours entertaining and informative. Great guide and recomm

Coastal45327407967   3rd August 2023

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Jake was great tour guide! Friendly accommodating and very informative!!! He even texted to make sure we were going to be on time!

O7959PYnancyb   7th July 2023

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We enjoyed every moment we spent with Luis. We met at 1:30 and two and a half hours turned into three hours which sped by. So well put together and focused on details not in print to be read or seen there, but through the extraordinary knowledge Luis has gathered over many years. His enthusiasm was contagious and his unique stories were enlightening and captivating! Would recommend this experience wholeheartedly.

florm2017   27th June 2023

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Jake was just amazing and so knowledgeable! This has been the best tour I have been to. Totally recommend it!

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