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The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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
Guided Museum Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 2 - 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

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours London

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "I would highly recommend taking this tour, as it gave us a foundarion to further explore the more than 4 million pieces in the museum's collection." See review

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Highlights of British Museum
N388JK
, Nov 2019
Becky was a wonderful tour guide providing an engaging and informative talk on the history, culture and craft involved in a number of key pieces in the museum. A guide is the only way to go!
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British Museum Guided Tour
Steven H
, Sep 2019
We signed up for a guided tour as we wanted to learn more than we would by just doing the self-guided tour. We met our guide Becky at the appointed time and place and spent an incredible 2 and 1/2 hours seeing highlights of the Museum. She was a wonderful guide, so knowledgeable and upbeat, and so full of great information. We could not have been any more pleased with her or the tour.
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The British Invasion
VLWILLIAMS2015
, Aug 2019
The museum was so crowded the day I went, probably because of the rain. It was great having the guide navigate through all the people. Nice to be able to ask questions.
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Kathy H
, Jul 2019
Our guide, Craig, was outstanding. He was funny and informative. With over 8 million pieces in the museum, he hit the highlights, the history behind them, and was able to answer all the questions we had. Definitely worth the money!
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Private guided tour British Museum
Judith H
, Jun 2019
The title of this tour says "Private" and that is what we expected. However, it was semi-private with a total of 8 people which was not a problem except we thought we had bought a private tour for 5 of us. Very misleading of Viator. Our guide, Kathy, was excellent however!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hello Judith, We will try to make it clearer on Viator. Just so you understand you chose the "SAVE! Book as Semi-Private tour" option when you booked the tour. We do offer this tour as both Private and Semi-Private (at a discounted rate), which is the option you chose when you booked. Thank you again! Tom Dolan
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Craig was great, my mom has a hard time...
Anne S
, Nov 2017
Craig was great, my mom has a hard time with her hip and he let us go at our own pace.
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Our guide, Becky, was very...
Louis V
, Oct 2017
Our guide, Becky, was very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. She offered to customize her tour to our preferences as we were a small group. I would highly recommend taking this tour, as it gave us a foundarion to further explore the more than 4 million pieces in the museum's collection. Many Thanks!!!
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Angus Templeton was an great expert...
Bill C
, Oct 2017
Angus Templeton was an great expert guide who gave us a fantastic highlight tour of the British Museum. His insights were great and his personality and enthusiasm made us right at home. Before leaving us he gave us wonderful ideas about how to tour the rest of the Museum on our own.
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My guide was awesome. It was very...
Neil K
, Sep 2017
My guide was awesome. It was very much worth the money. I only had 1 day in London, and I wanted to see as much as possible. One could spend the entire day at the museum, and she made sure I saw the most important artifacts. I would highly recommend the private guided tour.
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Angus is a terrific guide. Very...
Martha S
, Aug 2017
Angus is a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable and patient too. Loved the Museum.
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