Inside the British Museum

3-Hour Tour

Visit the “Museum of the World”

Discover Priceless Treasures

The British Museum is home to more than 8 million of the world’s treasures from across the centuries. Take a private tour to unlock the secrets behind some of the most legendary artifacts from history.

This private tour includes:

Private Dynamic Guide

Entry to the UK’s most famous and comprehensive museum

The chance to tailor the content on the tour to your specific interests (just let us know these on booking)

The stories and secrets behind the British Museum’s star exhibits, from the Rosetta Stone to the Elgin Marbles

The intrigue of how objects have arrived in the “Museum of the World” and the discussions for and against keeping them

Insights into the British Empire and the changing attitudes to history and conservation

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Trip Details


1-5 guests:
£295 by public transport
£535 with a premium chauffeured vehicle (available for up to 4 hours)

6-8 guests:
£295 by public transport
£655 with a premium chauffeured vehicle (available for up to 4 hours)

For groups of over 8 guests, please email

£25 per adult/£20 per child to add an express National Gallery tour

Want to spend even more time with the royals? Then choose the full-day version of this tour, with interior palace visit, on the Royal Day in London Tour.


2PM – 5PM
Special evening tours on Fridays 5PM – 8PM

Meeting point

Your professional local tour guide will meet you at a central London location. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge– just let us know upon booking.


Monday through Saturday, year-round

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This tour doesn’t run 24th-26th December.
If you would like a tour on these days, please email our team at

Not included


Languages Available

If you would like this tour in another language please email

Sample Itinerary

The Museum’s Origin Story
Find out about the museum’s eccentric founder, Sir Hans Sloane, and how the British Museum came to be founded in the Bloomsbury district of London.

World Treasures in the World’s Museum
Experience the world’s last surviving Assyrian temple guardians and the one-of-a-kind Rosetta Stone. You’ll also find out why the British Museum is the most visited museum in Britain.

Hear the Secret Stories Behind the Exhibits
Hear how the Elgin Marbles went from Athens to London via a country house in Scotland and how the Rosetta Stone became key to recovering lost languages from ancient history.

Treasures of the World
See the world-famous marble friezes and sculptures that once stood on the Parthenon in Athens and hear about their long and dramatic history.

Mummies, Heads, and Masks
Learn how Ancient Egyptian kings were mummified, how Vikings played chess, and how to excavate an Anglo-Saxon helmet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your tours private?

Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.

What are the optional add-ons available?

After this three-hour experience, if you would prefer not to return to your hotel, your guide can find you cosy pub or cafe nearby to relax in. They can give you recommendations for the rest of your time in the local area known as Bloomsbury.

Is this tour available in other languages?

At the moment this tour is available only in English.

Do you accommodate large groups?

This tour is designed for groups of up to 8 guests. If you’d like to take the tour with a larger group, please email and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Should I tip my tour guide?

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).

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