Discover the world with British Museum Guided Tour Tickets
The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to art, culture and human history. Located in London’s Bloomsbury district, it opened to the public in 1759, since earning its status as one of the greatest museums in the world. Every year, the British Museum welcomes approximately seven million global visitors. The cultural richness and historical significance of the building and its exhibits are thoroughly engrossing. Get your British Museum tickets, visit the collections on display, and let history flow through you.
Explore the UK’s largest museum
The British Museum comprises an area of seventy-five thousand square metres and is the biggest museum in the United Kingdom. The Museum is divided into ten sections, each highlighting histories of Asia, Britain and the British Empire, Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt and others. Explore around seventy galleries, see paintings, ceramics, drawings, prints and sculptures, and unravel the secrets of the past while walking through the Museum.
From prehistoric human civilisations to contemporary living, you can find answers to some of the most unfathomable questions in world history. Why did people decide to settle and start farming? What is the reason behind the existence of nations, kings and gods? Why were systems like writing and money invented? To explore these questions and more, visit the museum and discover more about the world around you.
Six millennia of history under one roof
Over six thousand years of recorded human history awaits you under one roof. The British Museum holds a staggering total of over eight million objects, with around eighty thousand items – 1% -put on display at a time. During your visit, you can view wonders from the past according to their time of creation on the planet. With this linear progression, you gain knowledge about how and when human civilisation spread across the Earth.
The British Museum is world-renowned for the plethora of iconic pieces it contains, like the Hoa Hakananai’a or Easter Island Moai – one of Chile’s most spiritually important statues, the Elgin Marbles (on permanent public showcase since 1817), and the Rosetta Stone, which helped unlock the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Make the most of your visit with a guided tour
It can be challenging to grasp six millennia of history in one visit, especially when you’re on a tight schedule. As fascinating as the collections are, it is also important to understand their significance and relevance. To make the most of your trip, visit the museum with an experienced guide, because the British Museum is more than just a place of attraction; it’s also home to numerous ancestral artefacts from time immemorial. On your tour, you can ask more about items that intrigue you and receive thorough explanations of the collections. Afterwards, take your time and wander the Museum at your own pace. Is there a relic you have missed?
The British Museum guided tour takes roughly two and a half hours to complete. Purchase British Museum tickets today and learn more about the world’s rich history.
- 2.5 hours tour of the British Museum with a professional guide.
- Discover over 6,000 years of world history.
- See the Rosetta Stone, the Mummy of Katebet, and the double headed Aztec serpent.
- Admission to the British Museum
- Services of a professional museum guide
- Access to special exhibitions and events
The British Museum is open on Friday from 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM. Throughout the rest of the week, the museum is open from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
The tour begins every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:00 PM. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the tour.
How to get to the British Museum
The meeting point for your tour will be next to the bag check area at the North Entrance of the museum. The North Entrance is on Montague Place and has stone lions on either side of the doorway. The guide will be holding an orange umbrella to help you identify them.
To closest underground stations to the British Museum are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.
By bus, travel to Oxford Street on routes 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98 and 242.
Getting your tickets
You will receive an email with your British Museum Tour voucher shortly after booking. No need to print – simply display your voucher at the meeting point and join the tour group. Please note that your tour is valid only for the scheduled date and time of your experience.
Tickets for this tour cannot be cancelled, amended or refunded.