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Inside the British Museum Private Tour

Visit the “Museum of the World”
Discover Priceless Treasures


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

This private tour includes:

  • Meet your private dynamic guide at your central London hotel or apartment.
  • Free entry to the UK’s most famous and comprehensive museum.
  • Hear stories and secrets behind the British Museum’s star exhibits, from the Rosetta Stone to the Elgin Marbles.
  • Discover how objects arrived in the “Museum of the World” and hear the debates for and against keeping them.
  • Recommendations for your own exploration of the collection or dropoff at a lunch/dinner booking made by us.


Tour Details


Monday through Saturday: 10.30AM – 1.30pm

Meeting Point

Your private guide will meet you at your central London hotel or apartment.


Monday through Saturday, year-round

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

Not Included


Languages Available


If you would like this tour in another language please email requests@Totallytailored.com


Sample Itinerary

Meet Your Guide in the Lobby of Your Hotel
Your private expert guide will meet you in the lobby of your central London hotel or apartment.

Pre-Booked Entry into the Museum
We will pre-book your entry time for a smoother entrance into the museum. The bag check queue can often be 30-45 minutes long, because of this we recommend not brining any bags.

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



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

No, however if you want to lessen your wait time we recommend not bringing any bags (the bag queue can be a 30-45 minute wait during busier times).

Yes we can absolutely do behind-the-scenes tours of the museum. Please email us at requests@totallytailored.com for more details and pricing.

Our tours are designed for groups of 1-14 people. However, we can certainly cater to larger groups. For groups of over 14 guests, please email us at requests@totallytailored.com and we’ll help you craft your ideal trip.

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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