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British Museum Private Tour

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2 to 2.5 Hours
Availability : Daily, except 24-26 Dec
Tour Details

Explore the highlights of the British Museum – with 8 million items in its collection – in this incredible 2-hour tour!

This is not a fixed tour and each guide will show you their own view of the British Museum, meaning that no two tours are the same. If you have a special interest in a topic, please let us know when booking so we may adapt the tour to feature some of your interests.

The British Museum is a working institution. As such, we cannot guarantee that a particular item will be on display on the day of your tour.

British Museum Private Tour Prices:
: £310 for 1-4 guests, £350 for 5-8 guests. 
2022: £335 for 1-4 guests, £375 for 5-8 guests.

Tours for larger groups are also available – please enquire.

Departure & Return Location

At the British Museum. Pick up and drop off at a central London hotel or apartment is available for an additional fee.

Departure Time

Flexible to suit you. The British Museum is open daily.

Price Includes

  • Private Guided Tour of The British Museum
  • All applicable taxes and fees
  • Tickets booked for you if necessary
  • A donation to the museum

Price Excludes

  • Pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
What to Expect

Discover the story of the British Museum and how it came to be. How did the British acquire (and keep) so many priceless items? Plus, discover what the role of the museum is in the world today.

Highlights of the collection include:

  • Marvel at the Rosetta Stone, the key to unlocking translation. But how did archaeologists work out its significance?
  • See the Parthenon Marbles, which give us an insight into life in Ancient Greece.
  • The Egyptian Mummies - a highlight on anyone’s itinerary. Discover these fascinating works of art from the wraps to the sarcophagi - why were they used? how can we tell the difference between different lives people led in Egypt?
  • The Sutton Hoo Mask - one of the most important discoveries ever made in Britain.
  • The Lewis Chessmen - Commonly called the most famous chess pieces in the world, these 900-year-old need to be seen to be believed.
  • Plus so much more. The British Museum was the first national public museum in the world, and has a fascinating story and secret around every corner.

More Options – You can also extend this tour to 4 hours to explore the area around the British Museum on foot with your guide for an additional £50. Combine this tour with one of our other tours such as a private walking tour of London or car tour of London, or with a Tower of London private guided tour.

Languages – Enjoy this British Museum private tour in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin and Dutch daily. Please enquire about other languages.