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The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

The British Museum in London houses around eight million artifacts, making it difficult to sift out the must-sees on a first-time or short visit. This small-group tour does the work for you, with a guide to show you around some carefully curated highlights. View important pieces such as the Mummy of Katebet, Lewis Chessmen, and more, as you uncover their significance and history. Entrance to the British Museum is free.
  • Tour of the British Museum in London
  • View selected highlights of the museum, a showcase of 6,000 years of history
  • See treasures such as the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone
  • Learn about the artifacts’ history and significance from a guide
  • Small group tour with maximum of eight people and choice of morning or afternoon departures
  • Free entrance to the museum
Choose your desired departure time when you book. Then, meet your guide at the British Museum in central London, along with the rest of your small group of no more than eight people in total.

Hear a brief introduction to the world-famous museum, one of the greatest repositories of world art and artifacts on the planet. This prestigious institution houses eight million items spanning 6,000 years of human history, providing an incredible window into human achievement. Treasures items such as Samurai armor and a series of prized Assyrian lion hunting reliefs dating from the 7th century BC.

Follow your guide through the rooms to see a carefully chosen selection of ancient and medieval exhibits considered to be some of the museum’s most beautiful and important. View pieces such as the Mummy of Katebet, the 12th-century Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone; a stone slab engraved in the 2nd century BC with texts by Egyptian priests.

While you explore, gain deeper insight into the artifacts as your guide puts them in engaging historical context, sharing intriguing facts about their significance and purpose.

After exploring, your experience finishes when your guide departs.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The British Museum
Trade in paintings for mummies and historical artifacts on a tour of the British Museum. The enormous collection spans 6000 years of human history, featuring 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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Babylon Tours London
Say “Cheerio” to the dusty, stodgy tours of yesteryear. At Babylon Tours, our London is fresh and engaging – the one that you probably want to experience. Join us on a private or small group tour through the National Gallery and the British Museum or hit the streets through a historic tour of the center and (maybe) catch a glimpse of Kate or the rest of the royal family. Our young, energetic guides at Babylon Tours will introduce you to London in the best way possible, from Big Ben to the street art of its multicultural East End.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.

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Fantastic Tour of British Museum
amandabokman
, Feb 2020
Fabulous tour of the British Museum with Kathy. She was incredibly knowledgeable and truly brought the antiquities to life as she recounted their interesting histories. Would highly recommend this wonderful guide and tour!
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Highlight of our trip
jcellawilliams
, Jan 2020
I honestly don’t know how you could do this museum without a tour. Craig was fantastic!!! Friendly, knowledgeable and just the right amount of humor. Would recommend without hesitation.
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Great and interesting tour
XinL427
, Jan 2020
Becky was our tour guide. She's very knowledgable and fun. She led us to a couple of interesting and historic exhibits. Along the way, she gave us a lot of introductions and background information. The tour lasted a little bit over 2 hours, so we were not very tired. My family love this tour.
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Should you spring for a private tour? Yes!
Tom P
, Nov 2019
My husband and I have visited the British Museum a number of time previously but each time I feel a bit overwhelmed and don't know where to look first or what to look at. I decided that this time we would engage someone to give us the highlights and help us get our arms around the offerings at this renowned museum. Two friends from San Francisco joined us as well so there were a total of 6 people in this tour. We booked through Viator and the process was extremely easy. We were given a clearly defined meeting point and time and the connection went without a hitch. Our guide was a young Scottish graduate student named Andrew who clearly knew his stuff and loved sharing the information. The tour lasted around 2 hours and the cost for two of us was $171USD. In two hours you still can't see everything in the museum but you see the highlights and hear about them in more detail. I felt like this gave me the cliff notes to come back and explore on my own in a more systematic way. There were a number of school groups there so the place was jumping but we got around pretty easily. I would recommend booking a private tour if, like me, you feel like you need some direction.
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British Museum Tour
Voyager42724905769
, Oct 2019
We had an excellent tour with Craig. We had been there before but Craig brought the Museum to life for us! We are still talking about our experience!
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Brit Museum
rwebster01
, Sep 2019
Stephanie was well informed, engaging, and attentive to our questions. A wonderful morning in London!
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great tour
B3542PYrob
, Aug 2019
One of the best we have done in the last three weeks in Europe. Kathy is very Knowledgeable and obviously loves her job .
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Alex was the worlds best tour...
Krystyna L
, Jan 2018
Alex was the worlds best tour guide! He was fantastic! We had a ten year old and a thirteen year old and two adults. We all loved history but thought that we really lacked any l relevant knowledge, especially for the children. Alex selected items as we went round the museum that were the best fit for us. His passion REALLY enthused us! He was patient, thoughtful and efficient. We would like to go on more tours with Alex. If you want to visit The British Museum and you have a group like ours, you must do this small group tour, otherwise it could be overwhelming.I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.
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we very much enjoyed our small-group...
p.verpaalen
, Nov 2017
we very much enjoyed our small-group tour we were the only two in the group, our guide Becky asked us our main interest, as this is a huge museum, and adapted the tour likewise also showing us the other most interesting or controversial pieces of the museum. the tour also took us to a few lesser known civilizations and sparked our interest in those . Manny thanks to Becky for making our history tour a succes
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Angus was our guide, he was excellent...
Daryl K
, Nov 2017
Angus was our guide, he was excellent. I was in awe of this fabulous museum.

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