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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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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
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Guided Museum Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 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
The British Museum , Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK

Meet your guide outside the gates of the museum by the red telephone booth situated to the left of the main gates of the museum on the sidewalk of Great Russell Street across from Starbucks.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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star-5
Malaga forever
Adalberto_B
, Aug 2022
All the high lights of the Museum at it was explained in details by our expert guide. She was very uknowgable in every field
star-5
Great small group experience!
Megan_R
, Aug 2022
I loved getting to visit the British Museum and having a guide who knew what to see and all of the reasons why we should specifically see those items was great. Although the museum provides a map with the "important" items starred, having a small group and a knowledgeable guide meant we were talking about the exhibits and history as we walked.
star-5
Great Experience
CLARICE_W
, Aug 2022
We only had a few hours for a museum you could spend days in. Very helpful to have a guide who could give us an overview and tell a story of world history and all that is within the museum.
star-5
Great experience
BillG
, Jul 2022
Luis was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge and passion for antiquities was invigorating. I’d recommend this to anyone as it gives you a deep look at key pieces and a deep understanding of their importance.
star-5
Fabulous tour and guide!
Chasty_U
, Jul 2022
We visited the museum on a very hot day and some of the sections were closed due to extreme heat. Tony was a fabulous guide - very knowledgable and passionate about history and the artifacts at The British Museum. Since we weren't able to see everything there, he offered to take us to another museum (National Gallery) for the remainder of our time. Definitely recommend this tour and Tony!
star-5
An outstanding, educational and fun experience!!
otobipearce
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Becky was outstanding! You could really tell she is passionate about history and the British Museum. We had an amazing time and would highly recommend this experience.
star-5
The mummies. Guide gave...
Josephine_U
, Jul 2022
The mummies. Guide gave good background information. Museums was very crowded but our guide was able to navigate around with no problem.
star-5
Thumbnail sketch of the Museum
Michael_D
, Jul 2022
The knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide. He showed us the fake mermaid and the Egyptian exhibits. Together with the Rosetta Stone these were the most memorable.
star-5
Great tour. Thank you Luis
Michael_W
, Jul 2022
Luís was great. Great tour. Very enjoyable. Saw the highlights of the museum. Impossible to find without guide. Luis was very kind and thought with his explanations and time. We enjoyed. Thank you.
star-5
Excellent tour
maureen_s
, Jun 2022
Sheldon is an excellent tour guide. In each area, he gave us indepth information on specific items that was interesting and entertaining. It was exactly what we wanted for the tour.
star-5
Anthony was a brilliant...
Andrew_W
, Jun 2022
Anthony was a brilliant guide. He had unparalleled knowledge of the artifacts we saw and readily answered all of our questions. One of the best tours we’ve ever taken.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The Best of the museum
Colleen_R
, Jun 2022
Tony was an amazing tour guide so knowledgeable and engaging, even for my 16 and 19 year old teenagers. Highly recommend him as a tour guide. I can’t imaging navigating through this enormous museum and what we would have missed without him.
star-4
British Mus is one of the...
Betsy_C
, Jun 2022
British Mus is one of the great museums of the world. Great to be there. Amazing !!! Luis was our guide.
star-5
Stories and historical highlights told
Patricia_H
, Jun 2022
I loved hearing about the stories behind the artifacts that were highlighted. Sasha was our tour guide and he really demonstrated a passion and knowledge of the museum artifacts.
star-5
Very nice knowledgeable tour!
Erich_H
, Jun 2022
Luis was a phenomenal guide… took the time to listen to our kids about what they were interested in and then modeled the tour around that. Great speaker who is very knowledgeable and engaging. He managed to keep our kids engaged, which is no easy tasks after two weeks of traveling and numerous museums! I would recommend him to anyone!
star-4
Semi-private tour with Luis
Bill_B
, Jun 2022
Luis was knowledgeable and entertaining. I use a cane to walk, and he was very helpful providing the use of lifts at all times. The tour covered the highlights of the museum satisfactorily, though I would have preferred to have seen more pieces with a shorter commentary.
star-4
Get Private! Worth it!
Don_M
, Jun 2022
CROWDED but thanks to ANDY we were able to navigate through and see the highlights. Some areas closed, which disappointed but extremely happy we booked private! Highly recommended.
star-4
A quick run thru the British Museum
Sterling_L
, May 2022
Luis was the guide for our group. A personable young man, took time to learn a little about each person at the meeting point. Was slightly disorganized at the beginning, but he pulled it together well. He has very deep knowledge of the areas he covers. Was a little heavy on Egypt and ancient Greece. In the limited time though it is hard to choose a wide selection of the collection.... Over all, a good tour, worth the money, but nothing exceptional.
star-5
Great experience at Museum
Kevin_K
, May 2022
Great private tour with Luis! Well worth the money. Major historical place with things US people have never seen
star-5
Our guide Tony was...
Jorge_A
, May 2022
Our guide Tony was outstanding. He gave us a lot of information and details of the various artifacts in the museum. You could tell he had passion history which we loved.

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