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The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins at 2pm by the King Edward entrance of the British Museum, located on Montague Place. Arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour to allow time to pass through the bag check area.

    Once inside the museum’s lofty atrium, you’ll follow the progress of civilisation through a variety of eclectic artefacts. Highlights you’ll visit include the Rosetta Stone, heralded as the beginning of language itself, a two-headed Aztec serpent, the Lewis chessmen, a mechanical solar system, the Parthenon sculptures, a statue of Ramesses II, and the Holy Thorn Reliquary.

    Through the tour, your guide provides fascinating historical context that covers everything from the destructive nature of germs, the origin of money, notorious kings and rulers, and how agriculture transformed the world.

    Midway through the tour, you’ll have the chance to purchase refreshments and snacks from the museum’s cafe. After 2.5 hours, bid your guide farewell at the museum, opting to continue exploring if you so desire.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Montague Place, Montague Pl, Bloomsbury, London WC1E, UK
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The British Museum was extremely interesting and did not disappoint. We had booked a guided tour for a Saturday morning, meeting around the back outside lions statue and to our surprise it was only our family who booked, a private tour all to us! Our tour guide Marcia Monti was
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    Our guide was very knowledgeable. Just wished we moved a little faster to cover more ground. We probably covered less than 10% of the museum. I'm impressed by his history knowledge though.
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    My family joined a small group tour of the British Museum on December 28th and our tour guide Sam was really good and informative.
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    Our guide Sam spent a considerable amount of time thinking through how to build a narrative that connected the highlights of the museum. He was adept at getting us through the crowded spaces and making us all a bit smarter. A rare mix of skills. Highly recommend this tour, don't
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    My daughter and I took the small group tour of the British Museum on December 28th. Sam was our tour guide and he did a fantastic job of showing us some of the highlights of the museum's brilliant collection. The museum was mobbed the day we were there so we truly needed the
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    Mili H
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    British Museum tour - Marica
    The British Museum was extremely interesting and did not disappoint. We had booked a guided tour for a Saturday
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    orangecountypig
    Riverside, California
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    Our guide was very knowledgeable. Just wished we moved a little faster to cover more ground. We probably covered
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    Praveena
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    Informative 👍🏼
    My family joined a small group tour of the British Museum on December 28th and our tour guide Sam was really good
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    Samantha H
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    Best Way to See the British Museum
    Our guide Sam spent a considerable amount of time thinking through how to build a narrative that connected the
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    Pamela O
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    An Amazing Overview!
    My daughter and I took the small group tour of the British Museum on December 28th. Sam was our tour guide and he
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    Grace M
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    Unique View that Highlights the Museum Treasures!
    10/10 recommend if you want to get the most out of your visit! We would have been overwhelmed by the multitude of
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    SamSam1011
    10
    Fantastic tour
    Our guide was very responsible. It was raining day and he was by the gathering point 10min earlier to check ppl
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    MrNomad
    10
    Extraordinary explanation
    I visited first time with guide rossa who studied archeology and he explained fluently the evolution of human
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    MslaGran
    238
    Outstanding Tour!
    We had an excellent experience of our tour with Sam through the British Museum in a way that made historical and
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    Laura S
    10
    Great guide!
    No one else booked for our time so it ended up being a private tour for us and our baby. I loved how the guide
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