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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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Great Russell Street, London, England, WC1B 3DG
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British Museum Guided Tour
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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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$28.31
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Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum
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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
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$91.49
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$91.49
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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
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$91.49
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$91.49
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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
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$67.90
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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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 fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00

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
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$279.05
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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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
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$164.69
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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
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$206.01
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$206.01
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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
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$65.60
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$65.60
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Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups

Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups

Travel through the gates of the British Museum and across continents and into aeons of human history with this private tour. The museum is massive: this two and a half hour tour ensures you get the highlights, from the far flung empires of the ground floor to the British artifacts and mummies upstairs. Ask questions, delve deeper, and appreciate this cultural treasure.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$230.51
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

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History buffs will be delighted by this historical tour of London, including the highlights of the British Museum. Alongside your private guide, witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and see iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Ensure you don’t miss the best of the British Museum on a guided tour of its 8 million-strong collection of artifacts. Private tour ensures undivided attention and the opportunity to customize your itinerary.   
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
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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
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$164.69
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Private Tour of London British Museum for Kids & Families with Egyptian Mummies

Private Tour of London British Museum for Kids & Families with Egyptian Mummies

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Established in 1753, the British Museum boasts one of the world’s great historical collections. Don’t try and see it all. Hit the highlights and make them fun for all the family on this kid-centric tour with themed activities and games. Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt, view some of the greatest artworks of ancient Greece, and admire a medieval treasure hoard. This is a private tour, exclusive to your family.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.01
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London British Museum Tour w Egypt, Greece, China & South Asia Highlights

London British Museum Tour w Egypt, Greece, China & South Asia Highlights

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The British Museum contains over 70 galleries, and knowing where to start takes serious expertise. Cover standout exhibits from the Egyptian, Greek, Chinese and South Asian collections with your own personal guide during this private, in-depth tour. Get a first-hand peek at iconic relics, including the Rosetta Stone and millennia-old Egyptian mummies. Upgrade to include a longer tour that includes the Assyrian section.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.57
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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
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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 8 hours
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$187.11
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Private Guided and Chauffeured Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffeured 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
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Private Custom London Tour with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems ★★★★★

Private Custom London Tour with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems ★★★★★

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Discover the real London with a Local Host, exploring the city on an itinerary totally customised to your interests, needs and wishes! Whether you want to get off the beaten path and discover some quirky local neighbourhoods or tick the famous sights and landmarks off your London bucket list, your Local Host will introduce you to the very best of their city. Discover the best places to see, eat, drink and explore, loved by locals for a totally authentic touch. You'll experience London just as if you were visiting an old friend who lived there, so ditch the guidebook and live like a local for the day!
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.54
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London's West End Mystery Adventure: Who Pushed Molly May?

London's West End Mystery Adventure: Who Pushed Molly May?

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Turn the buzzing streets of London's West End into the world's largest escape room with this self-guided treasure hunt adventure! Return to the Golden Age of 1920s London, discover true stories of its most notorious characters, and solve a range of clues as you unravel this historic mystery and discover the true identity of the actress behind the crime! The story: Molly May’s big opening night ended in disaster when she broke her leg falling down the theatre stairs in front of waiting fans and paparazzi, insisting that she had been pushed. Was she the victim of a bitter love rival? Was she betrayed by a jealous co-star? Or did she simply stumble? This activity book leads you through the heart of London's 'Theatreland', as you trace the life and work of 1920's actress 'Molly May' on the hunt for the culprit of this notorious showbiz mystery. On your journey you will discover the West End's most iconic sights, most legendary characters & events, and visit its most atmospheric pubs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.08
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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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
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$164.69
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London Private One Day Tour with a Local, Highlights & Off-the-Beaten-Path ★★★★★

London Private One Day Tour with a Local, Highlights & Off-the-Beaten-Path ★★★★★

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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
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$349.99
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$349.99
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Agatha Christie London Walking Tour

Agatha Christie London Walking Tour

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Join this unique Agatha Christie London Walking Tour to see how the capital, its institutions and its people, inspired the Queen of Crime to create the stories that, so many adore. Dame Agatha Christie, is the best-selling novelist of all time with over 2 billion books to her name, and is also the world’s most successful female playwright. Her creations such as Hercule Poirot, and Miss Jane Marple are iconic characters who have captured the hearts and minds of millions of people from across the world.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$20.19
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London Private Layover Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

London Private Layover Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

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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 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.38
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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
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What are British Museum hours of operation?
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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.
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Should I book British Museum tickets in advance?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit British Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to British Museum costs USD 5.48. Guided British Museum tours start around USD 5.48 per person.
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