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British Museum

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Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum. Its gigantic permanent collection includes over 8 million historical artifacts, with everything from Egyptian mummies to Roman treasures. Highlights include sculptures from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and the 12th-century Lewis chessmen.

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Open daily 10am - 5:30pm
Great Russell Street, London, England, WC1B 3DG
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.86
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$48.86
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5-Day Best of England & Scotland Tour: London, Edinburgh, Manchester and more

5-Day Best of England & Scotland Tour: London, Edinburgh, Manchester and more

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See the best of England and Scotland, and leave all the planning to someone else, when you book this comprehensive, 5-day tour package. On the first day, discover London’s top highlights, from the Tower of London and the British Museum to St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Next, venture to academic Cambridge and continue north to York to see its famous Minster. From there, you’ll journey to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Manchester and the Lake District, and will explore Stratford-upon-Avon and Bicester Village. Accommodation, transit, tours, and select meals all included.
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  • 5 days
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$562.59
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$562.59

British Museum Guided Tour

British Museum Guided Tour

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With a collection of at least 8,000,000 objects, and 80,000 on public display, you could spend weeks exploring the British Museum—and still not see it all. Skip the long lines and follow your guide on a whistle-stop tour of the museum’s key highlights: relics of ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and more. After your tour, explore independently for as long as you like.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.73
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$29.73

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.76
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$41.76

Escape The Airport & See London With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Escape The Airport & See London With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.84
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$201.84
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Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum

Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum

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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.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.49
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$98.49
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The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

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London’s British Museum is home to a staggering collection of 8 million items, some dating as far back as the prehistoric age. Make sure you see the best of this British Museum by taking this private 2 to 2.5-hour tour of the cultural institution. Alongside an engaging tour guide, you’ll visit a curated section of cultural and artistic works that represent the diversity of the museum’s collection: see samurai armor, the Rosetta Stone and 2 million year-old tools. This private tour gives you the chance to customize your itinerary according to your interests.  
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.49
Price varies by group size
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$98.49
Price varies by group size
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$386.97
per group
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$386.97
per group
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 British Museum for Kids & Families Semi-Private Tour

British Museum for Kids & Families Semi-Private Tour

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Visiting a museum may seem like a difficult setting to keep children entertained, but this small-group tour is the perfect solution. It’s especially geared towards children, with a kid-friendly, professional guide to lead the way. Save time studying the floor plan and trying to decide what to see, and instead have a guide to shortlist top sites and lead the way. Highlights include an Egyptian mummy, the Rosetta Stone, and lots of treasures.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.09
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$73.09
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$441.95
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$441.95
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Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum

Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum

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Visit the British Museum on this private tour. With your own art historian guide, explore the British Museum, one of the world’s greatest historical treasure troves, as you wish. As British Museum tours go, it’s ideal for getting a personalized perspective on the collections and highlights such as the Parthenon sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.39
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$300.39
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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

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Make the most of your time in London with tours of two of its flagship museums: the National Gallery and British Museum. Explore the National Gallery, home to one of the world’s greatest paintings collections, seeing masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’ Plus, let your guide introduce you to some of the must-see ancient and medieval treasures at the British Museum. Both museums are free to enter.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.28
Price varies by group size
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$177.28
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Private London British Museum Tour for Kids and Families

Private London British Museum Tour for Kids and Families

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Pique the kids’ interest in history during a family-friendly tour of the British Museum in London. With a private guide just for your family and friends, you’ll explore collections that span some 6,000 years and learn about the museum highlights through engaging commentary and activities. Fun facts about Ginger the Egyptian mummy, the Sutton Hoo treasure, and the Ramses II statue bring the past to life.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.76
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$221.76
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Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

This is the London tour program that you desire. Your choices with no hassle and no time wasted and simply for the person who is tired of comparing agency tours only to find you always have to give up one thing for something else. Just pick the highlights you wish to see & visit from the list below and we will create your very private and bespoke dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine Select from places like the Big Ben, London Eye, the British Museum, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and many more. Transportation in the city is no problem at all. We will use our massive public transportation for you. No waiting in long lines - No traffic - More time for fun and frolic. Just ask us.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,101.06
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$1,101.06
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London Literary Private Walking Tour Of Bloomsbury

London Literary Private Walking Tour Of Bloomsbury

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Exploring London’s Bloomsbury district—a haven for influential writers in the 19th and 20th centuries—independently might leave you only skating over its literary credentials. With this private walk, tour the squares and museums with a guide for a more comprehensive look at the area than if exploring alone. Visit the homes of writers such as Charles Dickens, chart the life of Virginia Woolf, and uncover stories and places you might overlook otherwise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.36
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$201.36
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Ideal for art and history buffs, this private tour of London’s National Gallery and British Museum showcases the highlights of each cultural institution. The vast collection of art and artifacts in each museum means it’s difficult to ensure you see the top attractions: with your guide, focus on carefully selected artistic and historical treasures, and see legendary pieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, the Rosetta Stone, and the Mummy of Katebet. Taking a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.28
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$177.28
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A Full Day In London With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Full Day In London With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Both first-time visitors to London and those who want to dig beneath the surface will love this opportunity to tour London with a local guide. As this is a private tour you can customize it to suits your needs and interests. Visit the must-see attractions, or ask for local insights into the best under-the-radar corners to visit. Whatever you choose, you’ll see it on an intimate level through on this walking tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.06
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$183.06
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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The British Museum is one of the UK’s largest and most visited museums, chronicling over two million years of human history. Make the most of your visit on this small-group tour, then marvel at London’s historic monuments on a guided walking tour, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.28
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$177.28
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British Museum Private Experience

British Museum Private Experience

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The British Museum is unique. When you go to the French Museum or American Museum you will see artefacts relating to those countries. The British Museum has a very small collection of British items. What you will find instead is the history of the Ancient Civilisations, the whole history of the world in one building. There are 15 million items on display and no matter how hard you try you will miss some of the most precious and important items that formed the modern world as we know it. But... this is where I will help you. In 2 hours I can show you the critical pieces and explain their significance in the formation of society as you know it today. Join me in the discovering of this amazing museum. You will be able to travel all around the world in just 2 hours and discover the treasures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, the Enlightenment and, of course, the Rosetta Stone amongst much more!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.91
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$83.91

British Museum Highlights Private Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

British Museum Highlights Private Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

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Experience culture and art through the ages at London’s exceptional British Museum. In a small-group, accompany an expert on a 2.5-hour tour through some of the museum’s 70 galleries, then enjoy time on your own to explore exhibitions and genuine artifacts like mummies from Ancient Egypt, unique Anglo-Saxon coins and sections of the Athens Acropolis. With millions of items to see, the British Museum offers something for everyone!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$239.42
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$239.42
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London British Museum Semi-Private Tour with Exclusive Kid-Friendly Guide

London British Museum Semi-Private Tour with Exclusive Kid-Friendly Guide

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Discover one of the world’s largest and most storied museums—and bring the whole family along—during a small-group tour of the British Museum. Pick between morning and afternoon start times, and meet your guide right outside. Head past the crowds and to the museum’s key highlights, from its Egyptian and Greek collections to the Sutton Hoo Treasures. Your kid-friendly guide will also share games and activities aimed at younger visitors.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.62
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$70.62
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Chauffeur Driven BMW 5 Series - London Tour

Chauffeur Driven BMW 5 Series - London Tour

Chauffeur Driven (BMW 5 SERIES) 5 hour tour of London. You make decision where we go. I might suggest some interesting, less known but authentic London spots to visit.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.50
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$419.50
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British Museum Guided Tour

British Museum Guided Tour

Discover years of history at the British museum on our Guided Tour. The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million years of works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. With various collections over the years including Ancient Egyptian artefact and mummy's, Japanese artefact the list goes on. So why not come on this historical tour and learn about the history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.86
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$81.86
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Exclusive London British Museum Tour with Top Rated Guide

Exclusive London British Museum Tour with Top Rated Guide

This fantastic tour will give you the opportunity to visit one of the finest and best-known museums in the world, accompanied by a highly qualified and experienced guide who will make this 2.5-hour private tour a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining experience as well as an informative one. Learn all about the Rosetta Stone, which revealed to us so much of what we now know about the ancient world, as well as the ever popular Egyptian mummies. Visit ancient Greece and Rome, and admire the findings from the excavations at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England, constituting one of the most incredible and significant archaeological discoveries in British history. This tour promises to be a truly unforgettable experience!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.19
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$270.19
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British Museum hours of operation: Open daily 10am - 5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since British Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 74 British Museum tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to British Museum costs USD 5.48. Guided British Museum tours start around USD 5.48 per person. See all 74 British Museum tickets and tours on Viator.