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Discover history's treasures at the British Museum.

Discover one of the United Kingdom's most renowned museums in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Delve into the past as you view ancient artefacts, such as The Rosetta Stone and relics from Ancient Rome. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Parthenon Sculptures and engage in discussions about these thought-provoking and contentious artworks.

Our guide to British Museum Guided Tour

The British Museum, which opened its doors to the public in 1759, has earned a global reputation as one of the preeminent museums. Nestled in the heart of Central London, this institution now welcomes approximately 5 million visitors annually.

Dedicated to the exploration of human history, arts, and culture, the British Museum boasts an extensive collection gathered from every corner of the globe. Its 70 galleries house an impressive array of over 8 million artworks, encompassing ceramics, sculptures, prints, drawings, and paintings. This guided tour of the museum embarks on a journey through the evolution of mankind to the present day.

Spanning the spectrum from ancient human civilizations to contemporary life, this tour delves into profound questions that have shaped world history. Why did our ancestors choose to settle down and cultivate crops? What prompted the emergence of gods, monarchies, and nations? Why were the concepts of money and writing developed? These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions that this tour both explores and answers.

During your tour, you'll engage in discussions about numerous museum artefacts, including the Rosetta Stone, a crucial key to unravelling the mysteries of ancient Egypt, dating back to 196 BC. In the Greek galleries, you'll encounter The Parthenon sculptures, originally part of the Parthenon temple and dating from 447 to 438 BC. Other remarkable artefacts on display include The Lewis Chessmen, a double-headed Aztec serpent, and the iconic Easter Island Moai.

By the tour's conclusion, you'll depart with a deeper understanding of how the historical actions of humanity have left an indelible mark on our modern world.


  • The British Museum Main Entrance (Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG).


  • Daily

Start Times:

  • 10.00 am and 2.00 pm


  • Please allow approximately 2 hours for your tour.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for British Museum Guided Tour

  • Meet at The British Museum Main Entrance (Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG). After the security check, the guide will be waiting on the stairs with a blue flag.
  • Tour will not operate on the 25th and 26th of December.
  • The live commentary will be in English only.
  • Cancellation Policy: Your tickets can be cancelled free of charge up to 72 hours before the tour date after 72 hours your tour becomes non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

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