Explore the highlights of the British Museum – with 8 million items in its collection – in this incredible 2-to-2.5-hour tour!
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 the role of the museum in the world today.
Highlights of the collection include:
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.
The ‘Book Now’ buttons on this page allow you to book this tour. For custom tours, please contact us here.
At the British Museum. Pick up and drop off at a central London hotel or apartment is available for an additional fee.
Flexible to suit you. The British Museum is open daily.
You can extend this tour to 4 hours to explore the area around the British Museum (Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and The West End) on foot with your guide at no extra cost. You can also 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.
If you have any particular theme or interest at the British Museum do let us know in advance.
Enjoy this British Museum highlights private tour in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin and Dutch daily. Please enquire about other languages.
Want exclusive access to the British Museum before it opens to the public? Book our VVIP Experience and experience your chosen museum galleries (or the whole museum) all to yourself. This exclusive experience starts at £1500 per group. Get in touch to book.
£415 for 1-4 guests, £435 for 5-8 guests, £455 for 9-12 guests
Please contact us for large groups. Tours in languages other than English have a small surcharge.