The British Museum London - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour

Greater London, United Kingdom
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From USD 114.22

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.  
  • Private 2- to 2.5-hour tour of the British Museum in London
  • Don't miss the highlights of the museum's 8 million object collection
  • See the Rosetta Stone, samurai armor and prehistoric tools more than 2 million years old
  • Receive an overview of the British Museum's rich history
  • Customize the itinerary of this private tour and receive personalized attention from a guide

What's Included

  • Guided Museum Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

The British Museum

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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214 reviews
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Great Tour!
Jenny_B, May 2023
Ellie was a fantastic tour guide! She did a great job telling the stories of history and linking them to objects we saw. There are so many artifacts to view at the museum that it can be overwhelming without help. Ellie made the tour manageable and fascinating. I would recommend this experience and Ellie in particular to anyone.
Great tour
Robbie_G, May 2023
Matilda was our tour guide and she was enthusiastic, well spoken, knowledgeable, funny and would highly recommend.
A great visit
Jeff_G, May 2023
The guide provided thorough descriptions. Very knowledgeable and considerate. Well worth the tour and more. Glad I was able to take advantage of this oportunity,
Totally personal tour.
Roy_W, Apr 2023
Our personal tour guide Matilda is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant British British museum is just overwhelmingly gigantic. It needs someone like her to really explain everything and she did it well. This is a personal tour so it's just her and the 2 of us and that we really apprecdate.
British Museum for the win!
JILLIAN_B, Apr 2023
I was very hesitant about booking the British Museum — I’m not one for art. Things all changed when I met our guide, Anthony. He was so fabulous. We learned so much with him. Definitely one of the best tours we did in London hands down! Simply perfect and I’m a very tough critic!
Carlos_C, Apr 2023
Egyptian displays Mesopotamia displays and the Greek displays Matilda was great very explicit and knowledgeable
Wonderful Private Tour!
Michael_G, Apr 2023
Tony was a great tour guide and focused on the interests of our 9 year old daughter. He was patient and took her through with knowledge, skill and stories that made the experience very memorable. The British Museum is a daunting place and Tony really was essential to making the experience worthwhile in the time we had at the museum!
British Museum guided tour
Barbara_C, Apr 2023
The tour with Anthony was amazing . It was quite enjoyable and we learned so much from him . We could have never navigated the museum without his expertise. I would highly recommend him as your guide.
Wonderful tour!!
Tamaran_S, Mar 2023
Wonderful tour!! Ellie was so knowledgeable and fun. It was worth the price for such a small group. Definitely recommend!
Marvelous Museum and Guide
Geralyn_S, Mar 2023
The beautiful entry hall to the British Museum sets the expectation of a glorious experience and it does not disappoint. It is a very large museum and so we decided to do a small group of 8 on a guided tour. Our knowledgeable guide Ellie gave us a historical perspective on the origins of the museum and its importance and was an expert at using these details during each displays. At our request we wanted to concentrate on the Egyptian area and see many of the antiquities we had read about. Ellie gave clear explanations and she was lively in her descriptions of the culture and events. She encouraged questions and her answers were spot on. I highly recommend visiting the museum and particularly having our wonderful guide Ellie direct the tour!
A great tour
Susanne_P, Mar 2023
Luis gave us a very fine tour of the highlights of the Museum. Thank you. We marvelled at the Rosetta Stonr, the Parthenon, beautiful sculptures and the stories behind all of them.
Amazing guide Matilda
April_W, Mar 2023
Excellent guide Matilda. She was engaging and very knowledgeable, and even got our teenagers interested. Highly recommend!
Great tour with Jake!
Melissa_L, Mar 2023
Jake was a fantastic tour guide! We learned so much from him. He brought the museum to life with the stories he told. His tour made the experience!
Highly Recommend
Ian_O, Jan 2023
Becky was very knowledgeable and personable. The museum boots an impressive collection of world history. Highly recommend!
Tour was fascinating!
Lisa_B, Jan 2023
We took the 2.5 hour highlights tour of the museum with Jake. He was excellent! The stories he shared brought the museum to life. He shared such interesting information about each item and area we visited. We ended up staying at the museum that day for 6 is a fascinating place and this tour was a great way to get oriented!
Sheldon rocks!
Ron_C, Jan 2023
Our guide Sheldon did an exceptional job. His expertise and passion for the “stories behind the story” was very insightful and entertaining.
Fantastic Tour
MaryKatherine_K, Jan 2023
Anthony Matthews was both affable and supremely knowledgeable about the museum and its contents. Would highly recommend him as a guide!
British museum
Dee_M, Jan 2023
Very lovely experience. Our guide was terrific and everybody enjoyed the tour. Definitely recommend this to tour.
Tried to book a tour in...
William_L, Dec 2022
Tried to book a tour in March ‘23 and it was booked for Dec 22!!!! Paid and got nothing Would like a credit for when I visit the UK in March
Educational and fun tour
Noah_W, Dec 2022
Anthony Matthews was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. We learned so much about history! Our only regret is only having 2.5 hours! Our tour was customized to our interests too!

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