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The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour provided by Babylon Tours London

The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour
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from £69.56 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40046P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Guided Museum Tour • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option) • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Exclusions
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi) • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional) • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK Meet your guide outside the gates of the museum by the red telephone booth situated to the left of the main gates of the museum on the sidewalk of Great Russell Street across from Starbucks.
Inclusions
Guided Museum Tour • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option) • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Exclusions
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi) • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional) • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
Departure details
The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK Meet your guide outside the gates of the museum by the red telephone booth situated to the left of the main gates of the museum on the sidewalk of Great Russell Street across from Starbucks.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
Notes: British Museum and other attractions or museums in London may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The British Museum
    Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK
    Meet your guide outside the gates of the museum by the red telephone booth situated to the left of the main gates of the museum on the sidewalk of Great Russell Street across from Starbucks.
    See address & details
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    The British Museum
    Stop: 3 hours
    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 including Samurai armor and rare Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Our guides 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.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    The British Museum
    Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK
    Meet your guide outside the gates of the museum by the red telephone booth situated to the left of the main gates of the museum on the sidewalk of Great Russell Street across from Starbucks.
    See address & details
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CEC
Harrogate, UK4 contributions
Art History...behind the painting
Sep 2020 • Solo
Tony the tour guide was fantastic. When I informed him it was more about history than the nuances of art he was more than up to the task. Loved it.
Written 8 September 2020
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Barry C
2 contributions
British History Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
Excellent tour guide with Tony. His expertise made the visit much more meaningful. He was knowledgeable with humor and personality!
Written 9 March 2020
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AC T
1 contribution
Best tour and guide ever!
Feb 2020
Becky, our tour guide, is phenomenal! Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable regarding the museum pieces, but she has a fantastic personality and sense of humor. She managed to keep our attention for the duration of the tour and her descriptions and stories made the pieces come to life. Take this tour and request Becky...you won’t regret it!
Written 1 March 2020
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Adam S
1 contribution
A terrific visit with Becky
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our tour from beginning to end. Becky was knowledgeable, kind, friendly and provided us with a great visit!
Written 10 February 2020
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Ilona M
4 contributions
Incredible private tour of the British Museum!!
Jan 2020
We really enjoyed our tour with Kathy! With such a limited time in the British Museum, we had a very thorough overview, saw a lot of highlights and learned a lot! Thank you so much for this amazing tour :) We'll be back soon for sure!
Written 21 January 2020
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Anya K
Vienna, United States2 contributions
Awesome way to experience the British Museum
Dec 2019
Our tour guide was Becky. She met us on time and gave us a 2-1/2 hour tour of the British Museum, highlighting all the interesting parts such as the Rosetta Stone, mummies, the Lewis Chess set, and so many more. A lot of information was crammed into the two-three hours, but it did not feel boring or overwhelming. Becky was great at explaining everything and answering all our questions. She showed us things about the artifacts that we would have not known if we had gone by ourselves. She was very well prepared with a phone-flashlight when needed (that was interesting!) and a game of Ur app on here phone as well. I would highly recommend this tour and Becky in particular. She also gave us tips about sightseeing in London in general that were useful. Becky was able to give us a tour of the British Museum that kept all our family members entertained and interested (even the teenage boy).
Written 14 January 2020
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John Mason
1 contribution
Tour of British Museum with Becky
Dec 2019
We purchased a tour of the British Museum with Babylon Tours and had an incredible visit thanks in no small part to Becky, our wonderful tour guide. Rather than visiting each exhibit, Becky selected a handful of artifacts for us to see and discuss. We greatly enjoyed the visit and would be happy to work with Babylon and Becky again.
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bel536
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Fantastic Private Tour
Dec 2019 • Family
Craig was a great guide. Kept our family of 5 interested for hours. Without our guide Craig, our experience of the British Museum would have been soo different. Craig’s tour was so interesting and fun at the same time. Thanks
Written 30 December 2019
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Jeff R
Mt Martha, Australia11 contributions
Great tour of the British museum with Jake
Dec 2019 • Couples
Jake gave us a great tour of the museum. His extensive knowledge and easy manner made it a pleasurable 2 and half hours. We hit all the highlights and were enthralled by his explanations ( and passion ) for everything he showed us. Highly recommended.
Written 21 December 2019
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Haiyin T
Munich, Germany29 contributions
A very well-designed tour, highly recommend!
Nov 2019
Navigating a big museum is no easy task, especially with teenage kids. We were lucky enough to have Becky as our guide, who explained history in a fun way.
We got to see most of the highlights at the Museum, and I love all these behind-the-scene stories about excavation and lawsuits Becky shared with us. We appreciate Becky's knowledge and insights so much that I would definitely book another tour with her when we return. There is still so much to see and to hear.
A special thank-you to Babylon Tours. I've booked many different tours on viator.com over the years.This company is clearly one of the best. I got messages and e-mail with all necessary details of the tour well ahead of time. My questions are also answered very promptly and warmly. This tour company is incredibly well-organized. Kudos!
Written 25 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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ThePilgrim1
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Simply Outstanding!
Simply outstanding! Becky is extremely knowledgable, has a fabulous personality and a great passion for art - she b
Jakecurtis94
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10/10
Ask for Anthony Matthews as your tour guid, what a man, me and the Missis loved our tour and would recommend to any
Waspy1
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Tour of national history museum
Our guide Tony was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable, erudite and insightful. He was a pleasure to talk to
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Excellent, informative tour
If you find yourself aimlessly wandering through museums, looking at things, but never really seeing them or learni
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Fabulous
Fabulous informative tour. Kathy was extremely knowledgable and a wonderful character. The one way system was not
MargueriteG135
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Recommended tour
Very comprehensive tour from Covent Garden to Westminster at good pace . We were lucky that we were the only ones
MargueriteG135
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Very interesting
Really interesting tour of the City past and present . We were lucky as we were the only people booked so it was li
SADAZ
SADAZ
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Fantastic Tour
The tour was excellent. Kathy was very knowledgable and gave great insight into the collection, the building and th
Lorrie M
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Semi Private tour of British Museum & National Gallery
The enthusiasm and knowledge that Stephanie has of these two museums was incredible! Not only did she have a wealt
Gilbert A
Gilbert A
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Very cool
Today was our lucky day, Danielle was our tour guide, ans me and my girlfriend were the only two on the tour. (Prob
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British museum and London city tour
Excellent tour with Tony! He was wonderfully knowledgeable with humor and personality. He added tidbits of informa
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British Museum, introduction
Excellent tour, just the right balance between being informative about key exhibits in the main rooms and avoiding
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Changing of the Guards
Great guide. Very knowledgeable. Tour included all aspects of the Changing of the Guards plus some British histor
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National History Museum
We were very pleased to having a tour. Becky is amazing bright guide. It was very valued time for my children. 100%
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g_ldab
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Guided tour: a Must at the British Museum
Our Babylon Tours guide, Becky, was an excellent guide with a great knowledge of History. She was very important in
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