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Private British Museum Tour

Approximately 2.5 hours

From €143

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Overview

The British Museum is one of the most famous, impressive, and largest museums in the world.  With over 80,000 artefacts on display and 5.9 million visitors a year, it is very easy to become overwhelmed and miss something noteworthy.  This is why we have designed a private tour, just for your group, with a dedicated, knowledgable guide.

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Live Guide
  • Expert Guided Tour inside the British Museum
Good to Know
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
  • 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.

Highlights

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1Expert Live Guide
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2Rosetta Stone
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3Parthenon Marbles
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4Egyptian Mummies
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5Sutton Hoo Burial Treasures
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6The Lewis Chessmen
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7Roman Armour

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 so we can enter the museum when it opens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Museum Questions

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.

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

Is this tour appropriate for children?

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

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 Armor
  • The Reading Room

General Tour Questions

Where is the tour 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.

What is your cancellation policy?

Activities including tickets or special entrances, such as this one, may only be rescheduled for free up to 72 hours in advance. These activities are also only refundable more than 72 hours in advance of the activity start time. Within 72 hours, we will only be able to issue a partial refund or future credit.

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