British Museum Highlights Private Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

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Duration - 2 hours 30 minutes

INR 10,410 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

See human history and culture brought to life on a 2.5-hour tour of the British Museum in London! With millions of artifacts spread over 70 galleries, the enthralling museum is vast and a visit to it without a guide can be overwhelming. So, follow a knowledgeable local guide around the exhibitions to discover its highlights while hearing historical facts and anecdotes. See mummies from Ancient Egypt, Anglo-Saxon treasures from England and the impressive Parthenon Frieze from the Acropolis of Athens, alongside other captivating relics.

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

In the heart of London exists a treasure chest, filled with objects spanning all continents and centuries of human civilization. These fascinating artifacts of priceless value tell the story of mankind and no comparable collection exists in the world. This treasure chest is called The British Museum. It houses over eight million pieces spanning two million years of human history, contained within a seemingly limitless space of nearly one million square feet. As a result, touring the British Museum without a guide to lead the way can be a daunting task. However fear not, on our specially designed private tour your knowledgeable guide, an expert who is passionate about the British Museum and its treasures, will keep you engaged and enthused by sharing the history and anecdotes that bring these ancient objects to life.

Relax in the beauty of the wonders contained inside as your guide skilfully navigates you through the seventy galleries housing Athenian marbles, Egyptian Mummies, and Anglo Saxon treasures. You’ve probably heard of Rosetta Stone as language learning program, but what you probably didn’t know was that this is a real stone that played an instrumental role in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs and is now on display here. Another guaranteed highlight is the enormous Parthenon Frieze. Just over three feet high and 525 feet long, this incredible sculpture once stood in the Acropolis in Athens and is one of the most important surviving relics of classical Greece.

Another group of “must see” highlights lie within the Egyptian Rooms and their impressive collection of mummies. Your guide will explain the importance of death and the afterlife in Ancient Egyptian culture as you witness this incredible piece of human history in person. The museum also contains a wonderful selection of artifacts representing the British Isles’ own Anglo Saxon culture, such as those found at the burial sites of Sutton Hoo. Your guide will share the amazing story of how these objects survived the centuries and the grave robbers, making them an improbable find.

This private tour offers you the special opportunity to be shown around these highlights alongside your own personal guide dedicated to you and only you. As well as ensuring that you don’t miss the must see exhibits contained within, this will also give them the opportunity to tailor parts of the tour to your own desires and wants. Allow them to educate and elucidate you on the parts of history that you are most interested in. Use your own story to engage you with the story of mankind.

All that’s left is for you to set off on an incredible time-travelling adventure through this chronicle of human culture from the beginning of time to the modern age, on our Best of the British Museum tour.


Duration: 1 hour 30 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Baby strollers are not permitted on the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.

Inclusions

  • Professional English guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - The British Museum

Departure point

Montague Place, Montague Pl, London WC1E, UK


Recent reviews

Paula T   9th August 2018

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Having a guide makes makes it feasible for a tourist to see the important items in a museum as large as this one. This is a quick tour of a museum that could occupy you for days, weeks, or months. We were glad we were with an expert.

LorenzoF65   8th July 2018

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In reality, you don't NEED a guided tour to see this museum. It's well organized and signed and one can easily meander the exhibits at their own pace. However, this is one of the great museums of the world we with so much too see that it really should be experienced over the course of many visits. But most people visiting London only have limited time. That's precisely why I enjoyed visiting it with City Wonders. Our guide Mark was very knowledgeable and personable. He took us to the absolute highlights of the museum with interesting information about each. The tour ended with plenty of time to revisit certain exhibits or see others that were not included. I recommend this tour.

Michael N   28th August 2018

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We missed the start of the tour because we did not pay careful attention to the instructions and waited outside the museum. But happily we found the guide in the museum and he accommodated our needs. It is great to hear some of the stories associated with the exhibits which are so impressive.

poinsda   2nd September 2018

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This guided tour this is a good way to hit the major attractions at the museum like the Rosetta Stone several Egyptian exhibits. The tour guide was very knowledgeable although towards the end of the tour, she seemed a bit rushed. Overall though it was a good experience.

Jane F   31st May 2018

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Guy the guide gave us a great tour of the British Museum. This tour was great! Guy took us through the highlights and made everything very interesting!

Elizabeth_D   3rd August 2018

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Unfortunately my flight was delayed and I missed this tour-- I only had a 24 hr layover in London. The company was kind enough to give me 6 months to go on one of their tours in any other city they serve. Great customer service-- will attempt to take this tour next time I'm in Londo

Pritam G   26th October 2018

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It was fantabulous indeed. More than our expectations. We loved British Museum. the museum exceeded our expectations in terms of hugeness, variety of archives displayed and in toto it was one of the finest experience so far as visiting a museum is concerned. Overwhelmed!!

M5722KFchristinep   2nd October 2018

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This is a very large museum with many floors and different periods of time. Very good, interesting and wonderful items.

Huic22   11th March 2018

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Love the tour. Ed is amazing, knowledgeable and a good sense of humour. It is also great to use a guide when you are short of time, Ed took us to ask the key exhibits, love his storytelling, and also pointed out other exhibits for us to come back to if we have more time.

Rex_L   28th September 2018

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We were in London for a limited time and realized that there was too much to see at the British Museum for an afternoon. We were so happy that we booked this tour with Viator because it concentrated on some of the top exhibits at the Museum. Our guid, Norma, was outstanding. She was enthusiastic and really "knew her stuff"! After our tour we were able to go back to areas of interest. This tour really cuts through the clutter of 'so much to see in a limited time". We definitely would recommend it to our friends.