British Museum Guided Tour

Bloomsbury

Overview

Times

Starts at 10 am and 2 pm

Duration

Two hours

Age

4+

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

British Museum Guided Tour

Address
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG

About

With a collection so vast it would be impossible to cover all there is to see at the British Museum in one day. Making a two-hour British Museum Guided Tour, with someone who knows the collection like the back of their hand, the best way to see the museum's highlights.

One of the entrance of the British Museum and its columns, iconic sight known worldwide.

What will I see on the tour?

Step into the museum’s Great Court entrance hall and be greeted by the spectacular glass ceiling that encases the iconic space. From here your expert guide will introduce you to this important building that houses more than two million years of the world’s history, art and culture. 

The central white building with round staircases inside the Great Court with glass roof at the British Museum in London.

Encounter the world-famous “Rosetta Stone” that became the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, before visiting the large collection of Egyptian artefacts including the ancient mummies. Discover the Parthenon Sculptures from the temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Greece and enter the era of the Anglo-Saxons as you uncover relics from The Sutton Hoo ship burial.

A young woman is admiring ancient jewellery exhibited at the British Museum.

As you make your way around the museum, your guide will take you on a journey through the past, showing you key artefacts that have shaped our understanding of the world and how civilisations operate to this day.

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately two hours long and is available daily at 10am and 2pm.

What is the cost and how do I book tickets? 

The wooden-floored Enlightenment Gallery with objects and sculptures on display at the British Museum in London.

Tickets for the two-hour tour cost £55 for adults (16 years and over) and £45 for children (4-15 years).

Book your spot on the British Museum Guided Tour.  

Make the most of your visit by pairing your tour with an afternoon tea under the breathtaking roof of the Grand Court restaurant.  

What’s included? 

The tour includes a two-hour group tour experience led by a licensed guide with no more than 20 people per group.

The tour does not include transport to and from the museum and optional gratuities. 

Where is the tour located?

The starting point of the tour is at the British Museum main entrance. After a security check, meet your guide on the stairs where they will be waiting with a blue flag.

The British Museum is located on Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. The closest tube stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square.

Prices

Child Ticket From £45.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £55.00 per ticket