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The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

  • 2.5-hour guided tour of the the British Museum in London
  • Ideal for history buffs
  • Trace the route of civilization and see highlights of the museum's 8 million-strong collection
The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World
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The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World
From US$25.92
Because of its staggering collection of more than 8 million artifacts spanning the history of the world, the British Museum is best explored with a guide. Trace the progression of civilisation on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the British Museum, designed to reveal historic ideas that changed the world. See an eclectic selection of artifacts including the Rosetta Stone, a two-headed Aztec serpent, a mechanical solar system, and the Lewis Chessman, and enrich your knowledge of topics ranging from Egyptian pharaohs to the agricultural revolution.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at 2pm by the King Edward entrance of the British Museum, located on Montague Place. Arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour to allow time to pass through the bag check area.
Once inside the museum’s lofty atrium, you’ll follow the progress of civilisation through a variety of eclectic artefacts. Highlights you’ll visit include the Rosetta Stone, heralded as the beginning of language itself, a two-headed Aztec serpent, the Lewis chessmen, a mechanical solar system, the Parthenon sculptures, a statue of Ramesses II, and the Holy Thorn Reliquary.
Through the tour, your guide provides fascinating historical context that covers everything from the destructive nature of germs, the origin of money, notorious kings and rulers, and how agriculture transformed the world.
Midway through the tour, you’ll have the chance to purchase refreshments and snacks from the museum’s cafe. After 2.5 hours, bid your guide farewell at the museum, opting to continue exploring if you so desire.
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Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile
A tasteful introduction

So from the time we knew we were coming to London, we wanted to do the British museum. With so many artifacts and time pressure we thought a guided tour would be the best use of our time. Rossa delivered exactly that. With a pace...More

Thank 564naseera
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile
British Museum Ideas that made our world

Thanks to the Sicillian super guide Rebecca for an extraordinary and super qualified Tour in British Museum It was the perfect raison d’etre for the visit

Thank hcholm
Reviewed 9 July 2018
visit to old Britain

This museum was within walking distance of our hotel and something my husband really wanted to see. It is free and was a little crowded but still the items they possess are amazing. The Egyptian section was my favorite although even with being there a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Sandi H
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
The best way to start a Museum visit

I did this tour yesterday with three children (11, 7 and 4). Our guide, Will, was fantastic. He managed to keep the children engaged with his stories and engaging manner, and the narrative concept of the tour is brilliant as it gives visitors a memorable...More

5  Thank rachelpR111LT
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Will was awesome!

We had a great tour of the British Museum with Will. It was a small tour and we got a ton of information. Will had a wealth of knowledge and his excitement and enthusiasm in sharing it was infectious. He even managed to keep my...More

2  Thank AustinFamilyof3
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24 June 2018|
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Response from Sandi H | Reviewed this property |
I had no problem taking pictures
Maria N
4 June 2018|
Response from AustinFamilyof3 | Reviewed this property |
The museum has no entrance fee, like most of the museums in London