British Museum Tour
The British Museum has one of the most important collections of historical artefacts anywhere in the world. Famously it can be visited for free, but, with over 8 million objects it can be hard to know where to start and easy to get lost among the labyrinth of galleries and civilisations.
Let our British Museum Tour guide you through some of the museum’s most famous and fascinating collections while we tell the story of the cultures and characters that produced them, and see how they shaped who we are today. This is the greatest story of them all, the story of us, Homo Sapiens.
On our 2.5 hour tour will talk about how and why we started; farming, counting, writing, worshipping, warring, keeping time, playing and investigating. We’ll pass through; Mesopotamia, Egypt, Assyria, Lydia, Greece, Saxon England, Viking Scotland, Mesoamerica, the European Enlightenment and Polynesia. This is a tour not to be missed.
What’s Included on British Museum Tour:
- The Museum Story
- Egyptian Mummies
- The Rosetta Stone
- The Parthenon Marbles
- The first Coins
- The first Clocks
- Ain Sakhri (the first depiction of lovers)
- Aztec Art
- Easter Island Sculptures
- The Enlightenment
Reservations Required RESERVE NOW
WHERE: Tour departs from just outside the Starbucks on Great Russell Street, across from the main Museum entrance. (Map)
WHEN: Fridays and Sundays at 10:50.
DURATION: Approximately 2 hours
COST: Pay-What-You-Like – Save more money on attractions and other tours with a tourist discount pass.