British Museum Guided Tour

Greater London, United Kingdom
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 59.91

Select Date and Travellers

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


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.
  • Enjoy fast-track entry to the British Museum, established in 1753
  • Discover highlights of the museum’s vast collection with a guide
  • See artifacts from Egyptian mummies to the Parthenon sculptures
  • Admire the Great Court’s glass roof, an architectural feat in its own right

What's Included

  • Local expert guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The British Museum
    Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK

    MMeet your guide at the main entrance (Russell street), after the security check, on the stairs

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

The British Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • You booked a skip the line guided tour at the British Museum, the entrance is free
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

The museum is a must see while in London; this tour will help you maximize your time in the museum to see the highlights with explanation.
I can recommend the tour, to be sure, but that is because often guide.


215 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 215 reviews
Fantastic Museum
Julie_B, June 2023
Seeing the Rosetta Stone. Our Guide was passionate about the museum. She was very knowledgeable about each area we visited.
Good tour
Bella_G, May 2023
Good tour of the museum. Was helpful to have a guide to take us to the highlights. Not our favorite, but still good nonetheless.
The British Museum
John_S, May 2023
Set an extensive knowledge, the Egyptian civilization, and try to ensure that everyone was included in our discussions
British Museum Experience
mary_W, May 2023
The British Museum is huge and awe inspiring and we were so happy to have such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, Joe, to navigate us through! Just awe inspiring to see actual artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and a Moai from Easter Island to name a few! Thank you Joe for letting us not only see but feel the importance of what is collected in this amazing place!!
Great Small Group Tour
Victoria_R, May 2023
Our guide, Joe, delivered a wonderful and engaging tour of the British museum that definitely helped us identify the highlights of the enormous Museum collection. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. Thanks Joe!
No much value
Mark_M, May 2023
We started late, and there was very little value from the tour guide that we couldn't have gotten on our own. He mostly just herded us (3 couples) from room to room with a brief introduction. Too much time in the opening rooms so that we ran out of time to see the most interesting rooms, which we went back to on our own. He was friendly, likeable, and knowledgeable.
Laura_C, May 2023
Our guide was smart and knowledgeable and caring and informative, and really made the day worthwhile
Museum great but the guide, not so much….
Donna_L, Apr 2023
amazing museum, however our guide…not so much…..softspoken and concentrated on Egyptology too much….she was pleasant but wasted a lot of time with “question and answer” type of information…. i wish we had done our own independent visit….
Could not hear
Leticia_C, Apr 2023
Our tour guide was lovely but we COULD NOT HEAR HER! I asked her if she could please speak louder and we were unable to hear… she got lost twice, also it did not help that there was a lot of schools and children at the museum. I felt we dis not get much information… we had to stay at the end and redo some of the exhibitions. If she had a mic and earphones this would have been a bit better
Don't miss this amazing collection of cultural artifacts.
Katherine_R, Apr 2023
Rosetta Stone my #1 "must-see" + I did!! Egyptian rooms were my favorite, but much enjoyed Fertile Crescent culture rooms also. Tour well organized + personalized.
Unable to locate guide at entrance to museum.
Jeanette_M, Apr 2023
I arrived early for my tour of the British Museum. I searched for the tour guide on the front stairs both inside and out but was not able to locate. Tried to phone Viator but to no avail. Viator refused to refund the more than 60.00 I paid in advance.
Wanted to focus on museum items
Michaelin_W, Apr 2023
The museum was fabulous Guide focused on talking about herself She did describe well the history and layout
Best tour ever! Tour guide organized, efficient, articulate, knowledgeable and audible.
Melissa_L, Apr 2023
WOW. Our tour of the British Museum by (I think) Joe was amazing. I've been on a lot of tours, and have a daughter very familiar with Greek and Roman gods - both of us were impressed. 1. Organized. Joe communicated immediately and effectively with us- where to meet and how to find him. Offering opportunity to use the bathroom while we waited etc. 2. Took us to the highlights of the museum so as not to miss anything important. 3. Quite articulate- spoke clearly and loudly- a difficult feat in a very loud and crowded museum. 4. Clearly knew what he was talking about- was able to tell stories and share insights into each of these topics with ease and thoughtfulness. 5. Engaged the group, asking questions to see who might be able to contribute to the discussion. Frankly this was one of the best tours I have ever been on- and that is 100% bc of Joe.
Too many people
MikeBenbrook, Apr 2023
Total crap show. Way too many people. Could not enjoy viewing any of the displays. Crowded , and loud
Outstanding recap of...
Patrick_A, Mar 2023
Outstanding recap of British Museum artifacts. Tour guide was excellent. Crowds were heavy though so sometimes it was hard to hear.
Knowledgeable, welcoming and impressive guided tour!
Leslie_S, Mar 2023
Joe was a fantastic guide! He was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Also welcoming & fun. We had a ton to cover but got it in and really enjoyed our time.
interesting and fun
Paris_L, Feb 2023
the tour guide was really friendly. her explanations were interesting and I felt like I saw a lot even thought my time in the museum was limited
British Museum tour
Paula_R, Feb 2023
The tour guide was prompt and very knowledgable. Our family learned so much from her. I would recommend this tour.
Fantastic Tour!
Kelly_S, Jan 2023
Our guide was excellent and made our time in the British Museum truly memorable! She did a great job finding us, quickly getting us through security, providing excellent background on the objects and showing us amazing highlights! We really enjoyed our time with her!
Great guide
Kathleen_M, Dec 2022
The guide was superb - so interesting that despite our exhaustion from running all around London, We stayed for the whole 2 hours and it was well worth it.

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