• Looking up to the ornate glass ceiling of the main atrium of the British Museum, London on a sunny day

    British Museum
    Private Tour

  • Looking up to the ornate glass ceiling of the main atrium of the British Museum, London on a sunny day

    British Museum
    Private Tour

  • Looking up to the ornate glass ceiling of the main atrium of the British Museum, London on a sunny day

British Museum Private Tour

British Museum Private Tour

  • Limited Group Size
  • Just Announced
  • London Original

Experience a Private Guided Tour of the British Museum

The British Museum is one of the most famous and impressive museums in the world (as well as the biggest!), but with over 80,000 artifacts on display and 5.9 million visitors a year, it is very easy to become overwhelmed and miss something really worth seeing.

Our private tour of the British Museum is designed to allow you to cut through the confusion and focus on some of the most breathtaking artifacts on display. Your guide will take you to the most important must-see items in the museum, spanning thousands of years and tens of thousands of miles. You will see some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries from some of humanity’s most important civilizations. The British Museum contains the history of the world without leaving 21st Century London.

Since you probably don’t have 2 or 3 days to spend inside the museum, it’s important to have an expert guide who can show you the best pieces in the museum, along with the history of what makes them so special. This private guided tour is the best way to have a clear path through one of the world’s greatest museums. We can’t wait to show you the treasures that await within its walls.

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  • Approximately 2.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Live Guide
    • Expert Guided Tour inside the British Museum
  • Adults €145.80
    Children €145.80
    Infants €145.80
  • This tour meets directly outside Goodge Street tube station (Northern Line) in Bloomsbury, London W1T 2HE. Look for your guide wearing a Fat Tire Tours shirt. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start time so we can enter the museum when it opens. 

  • English, Please inquire about other languages
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    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
    • The museum does get very busy during peak hours, therefore we offer this tour when it first opens at 10am. If you would prefer a different time, just contact us to ask!
    • Due to security measures in place at the British Museum, we strongly recommend not bringing bags as they will need to be searched at security, which can take a considerable time. Please do not bring large luggage, suitcases, cabin bags, or other oversized objects to the Museum. Maximum bag size allowed inside the building is 40cm x 40cm x 50cm. Wheeled cases are not allowed onto the premises.
    • No sharp metal objects or liquids are permitted within the museum.
    • There is a paid coat check available.

Tour Highlights

  • Expert Live Guide
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Parthenon Marbles
  • Egyptian Mummies
  • Sutton Hoo Burial Treasures
  • The Lewis Chessmen
  • Roman Armour

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets directly outside Goodge Street tube station (Northern Line) in Bloomsbury, London W1T 2HE. Look for your guide wearing a Fat Tire Tours shirt. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I stay in the museum after the tour has ended?

    Absolutely! Your tour ends inside the museum and you are welcome to continue exploring the inside on your own after your tour guide has left.

  • Expand/Collapse Will we be able to take photos?

    Yes, the British Museum permits photography inside.

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a space to store bags or luggage?

    No, please do not bring large bags or luggage. Due to security measures in place at the British Museum, we strongly recommend not bringing bags as they will need to be searched at security, which can take a considerable time.

    Additionally, the museum strictly prohibits the following:

    • Sharp metal objects
    • Liquids of any sort
    • Luggage, suitcases, cabin bags, or any bag larger than 40cm x 40cm x 50cm
    • Wheeled cases
  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Absolutely! We have loads of families and we're a great family activity.

  • Expand/Collapse What type of works does the museum feature?

    The British Museum is home to over eight million artifacts, but some of the highlights include:

    • Rosetta Stone
    • Parthenon Marbles
    • Egyptian Mummies
    • Egyptian statues
    • Sutton Hoo Burial Treasures
    • Etruscan objects
    • Ancient Greek objects
    • Ancient Roman objects
    • Ancient Assyrian reliefs
    • The Lewis Chessmen
    • Roman Armour
    • The Reading Room

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