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British Museum Guided Highlights Tour

from £23 per person

In the heart of London exists a treasure box, filled with objects spanning all continents and centuries of human civilization. These fascinating artefacts of priceless value tell the story of mankind and no comparable collection exists in the world. This treasure box is called The British Museum. It contains over eight million pieces spanning two million years of human history, contained in a seemingly limitless space of nearly one million square feet.

On our carefully crafted itinerary of the highlights, your knowledgeable guide, an expert, passionate about the British Museum and its treasures, will keep you engaged by sharing the history and anecdotes that bring these ancient objects to life.

Relax and take in the beauty of the wonders contained inside as your guide skilfully navigates you through the seventy galleries containing Athenian marbles, Egyptian Mummies and Anglo Saxon treasures.

Your guide will explain the importance of death and the afterlife in Ancient Egyptian culture as you witness this incredible piece of human history in person. The museum also contains a wonderful selection of artefacts representing the Anglo Saxon culture, such as those found at the burial sites of Sutton Hoo. Your guide will share the amazing story of how these objects survived the centuries and the grave robbers, making them an improbable find. Set off on an incredible time-machine adventure that narrates the story of human culture from the beginning of time, on our guided British Museum Highlights Tour.


  • No crowding on this tour; groups are limited to 20 people or fewer.
  • Touring the British Museum without a guide can be a daunting task. Your expert guide will keep you engaged, expertly leading you straight to the highlights and sharing the history and anecdotes that make these ancient objects fascinating.
  • Personal headsets are provided so you can enjoy your guide's enlightening commentary as your eyes wander.
  • Our carefully planned itinerary incorporates the very best of the British Museum; your tour will never lag. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Frieze, Egyptian Rooms and the curious Anglo Saxon burial artefacts from Sutton Hoo.

Please Note:

Due to some works at the Tottenham Court Road tube station we’ve had to update our meeting point instructions for this tour. Previously we used to advise clientsto exit through Exit 3 but as this exit will now be closed until Decemberyou must now exit though Exit 1. Please see the amended wording below:

Arriving by tube: Take the tube to Tottenham Court Road station and exit from Exit 1. When leaving the station you will be on the corner of Oxford Street; from there cross to the opposite side of the road directly in front of you. Then cross the road on your right hand side (towards the Dominion Theatre) and, turning left, walk to the end of the street, leaving the tube station behind you. Take the first turn on your right onto Great Russell Street. The museum will be situated on your left. Enter the museum gates and your guide will be standing just to the left with a sign.

Ticket Information

Tour dates:

April - October: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.

November - March: Sundays, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2pm.

Meeting Point: Your guide will meet you at Russell Square by the red telephone boxes directly opposite The Principal London Hotel at the entrance to the park. Arriving by tube: Take the Piccadilly line to Russell Square tube station. Turn left out of the station and walk straight up Bernard Street. At the traffic lights cross over the road and the meeting point is directly in front of you.

Start Time: 2pm

Meeting Time: 1.45pm. Please be at meeting point at least 15min before departure time.

Duration: 2hrs approx.

Ends: 4pm approximately.

Start and End times are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information: Tour not suitable for passengers with mobility problems and involves a fair amount of walking and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.

Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

Inclusions: Expert, English-speaking tour guide and headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Exclusions: Food & services than those mentioned.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.

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