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The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

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  • 2.5-hour guided tour of the the British Museum in London
  • Ideal for history buffs
  • Trace the route of civilization and see highlights of the museum's 8 million-strong collection
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The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World
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The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World
US$25.91
Overview
Because of its staggering collection of more than 8 million artifacts spanning the history of the world, the British Museum is best explored with a guide. Trace the progression of civilisation on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the British Museum, designed to reveal historic ideas that changed the world. See an eclectic selection of artifacts including the Rosetta Stone, a two-headed Aztec serpent, a mechanical solar system, and the Lewis Chessman, and enrich your knowledge of topics ranging from Egyptian pharaohs to the agricultural revolution.
What to Expect

Your tour begins at 2pm by the King Edward entrance of the British Museum, located on Montague Place. Arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour to allow time to pass through the bag check area.

Once inside the museum’s lofty atrium, you’ll follow the progress of civilisation through a variety of eclectic artefacts. Highlights you’ll visit include the Rosetta Stone, heralded as the beginning of language itself, a two-headed Aztec serpent, the Lewis chessmen, a mechanical solar system, the Parthenon sculptures, a statue of Ramesses II, and the Holy Thorn Reliquary.

Through the tour, your guide provides fascinating historical context that covers everything from the destructive nature of germs, the origin of money, notorious kings and rulers, and how agriculture transformed the world.

Midway through the tour, you’ll have the chance to purchase refreshments and snacks from the museum’s cafe. After 2.5 hours, bid your guide farewell at the museum, opting to continue exploring if you so desire.
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2018
visit to old Britain

This museum was within walking distance of our hotel and something my husband really wanted to see. It is free and was a little crowded but still the items they possess are amazing. The Egyptian section was my favorite although even with being there a...More

2  Thank Sandi H
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
The best way to start a Museum visit

I did this tour yesterday with three children (11, 7 and 4). Our guide, Will, was fantastic. He managed to keep the children engaged with his stories and engaging manner, and the narrative concept of the tour is brilliant as it gives visitors a memorable...More

3  Thank rachelpR111LT
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Will was awesome!

We had a great tour of the British Museum with Will. It was a small tour and we got a ton of information. Will had a wealth of knowledge and his excitement and enthusiasm in sharing it was infectious. He even managed to keep my...More

1  Thank AustinFamilyof3
Reviewed 1 June 2018
Great museum tour and walking tour

I went to London last November 2017 and did the walking tour on my first day to get a taste of London. Rossa was my tour guide and he was fantastic. He keeps a good pace and explains the most interesting things about London's greatest...More

1  Thank Perla_Castro
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Fascinating

The Museum is hot, crowded and busy - which all adds to the ambience of stunning exhibits and information. All staff we spoke to were wonderful; helpful, informative and friendly. A day is not long enough to see this place - I would happily holiday...More

Thank Rachel T
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kathyjohn2014
24 June 2018|
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Response from Sandi H | Reviewed this property |
I had no problem taking pictures
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Maria N
4 June 2018|
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Response from AustinFamilyof3 | Reviewed this property |
The museum has no entrance fee, like most of the museums in London
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