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Discover some of the highlights of the British Museum and get a flavour of one of the world’s oldest and finest museums. Because there is so much to see, you could spend a week at the British Museum and still not discover it all. Experience the best of the British Museum’s collections, starting with a view of the breathtaking ceiling. Admire the spectacular glass roof of the Great Court, a work of art in its own right. Then, see the world-famous “Rosetta Stone,” the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. Admire the controversial Parthenon Sculptures, taken from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin, the former British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Go to the Ancient Egypt galleries to see the large collection of Egyptian mummies, and discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad.

Why not upgrade to a Private Family & Children British Museum Tour?

A special children’s guide will show your family some highlights of the British Museum on a private and customized family friendly tour. Discover favourite displays such as the Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone.

Visiting the British Museum with a special children’s guide is a fantastic way to give kids a taste of this important museum. Visited by up to six million visitors per year, it is one of the largest and busiest, museums in the world and an important landmark in London.

In addition to the vast collection, the museum’s special exhibition, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent. Your tour guide will focus on tow to three exhibits to keep the kids from becoming overwhelmed and losing interest.

Experiencing your visit of the British Museum as a family will be a fascinating and memorable moment. You will also be able to take advantage of the museum’s range of family-friendly activities throughout autumn and winter.


Operating daily at 10am and 2pm. Start point: The British Museum Main Entrance (Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG). After the security check, the guide will be waiting on the stairs with a blue flag. Duration : 2 hours

Please note

Tour will not operate on the 25th and 26th of December. Please contact at least 72hrs prior to the tour for any cancelation requests, after this prior your tour becomes non-refundable and non-exchangeable.


See the highlights of the British Museum with a licensed guide.
Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Great Court.
Discover relics from Ancient Rome, including the controversial Elgin Marbles.
Learn about the key to deciphering hieroglyphics at the Rosetta Stone.
Take a tailor-made tour of the very best of the British Museum.
Tour in a small group of no more than 20 people for a more intimate experience.
Book your own private tour for up to 6 people..


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Guided tour of the British Museum
Family-friendly activities with the private tour


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