British Museum Guided Tour

British Museum Guided Tour

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Please note: Guided tours at the British Museum take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm everyday.

Discover two million years of human history and culture at The British Museum - one of the best family days out in London!

There's so many things to do in London at The British Museum

Established in 1753, The British Museum is a world-famous attraction with so many exhibitions and works that you could spend a whole week there and still not discover it all. So, why not start planning your trip to the world's oldest and finest museum now?

What artefacts can you find at The British Museum?

 With a huge collection of artefacts from various time periods and locations from around the world, there's an exhibition for everyone. Check out the following:

  • Rosetta Stone: A large granite inscription in three scripts - Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphs and a script known as Demotic. It's famously known as being the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. 
  • Parthenon Sculptures: A controversial collection of marvel sculptures taken by Lord Elgin, the forner British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Taken from Parthenon in Athens, the sculptures depict scenes from Greek mythology. 
  • Egyptian Mummies: With some over 4,000+ years old, the British Museum is home to a huge collections of artefacts, mummies, sarcophagi, coffins and funerary objects. 
  • Sutton Hoo Treasures: Discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, the treasures are a large collection of Anglo-Saxon burial relics, including a helmet, shield and a golden buckle. 
  • The Lewis Chessmen: Made out of walrus ivory and whale teeth, these 12th-century chess pieces were discovered on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. 
  • The Elgin Marbles: Another collection taken by Lord Elgin from the Parthenon in Athens, take a gander at this magnificent display of marble sculptures. 
  • The Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs: Dating back to the 7th Century BCE, this collection is made of a series of large stone panels that depict the ancient Assyrian practice of lion hunting. 
  • The Hoa Hakananai'a: Originating in Easter Island, this large stone statue shows a male figure with intricate carvings on it's surface - it is believed to have been created around 1200 CE!

About your guided tour at The British Museum

After booking your tickets, it's time to get excited! Here's just a few things you should prepare for on the day:

  • Duration: Recommended two to three hours for your particular tour
  • Meeting Point: Meet your guide at the main entrance after the security check.
  • Includes: Guided tour of the British Museum and optional headsets for more than six people
  • What to Wear: Something comfortable as you peruse the breathtaking collections!
  • Entering the Museum: Enter via the main entrance on Great Russell Street or the Montague Place entrance. Upon arrival, please join the queue.
  • Security, Bag Searches & Large Luggage: Please check FAQ's below for restrictions on luggage.

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The British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
London,
GB
WC1E7JW

How to find us

Address: The British Museum, London

  • Main Entrance: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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  • Accessible Entrance: Montague Place, London, WC1E 7JW

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By car:

  • You are welcome to visit by car as the British Museum is very accessible, but please note: there is no onsite parking. 

By Bike:

  • Bicycle racks are available inside the gates of the Main Entrance.
  • The Museum cannot assume responsibility for any damage or theft.
  • Please note that folding bikes are not allowed inside the premises.

By Bus:

The following bus routes pass within walking distance of the Museum:

  • New Oxford Street: 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242
  • Tottenham Court Road (NB) & Gower Street (SB): 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
  • Southampton Row: 59, 68, X68, 91, 168, 188

By Tube:

The closest tube stations to the British Museum are:

  • Tottenham Court Road: Five minute walk
  • Holborn: Seven minute walk
  • Russell Square: Seven minute walk
  • Goodge Street: Eight minute walk
  • Cloakrooms
  • Lost Property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Accessibility facilities
  • Food and Drink refreshments

For everyone's safety, all bags, rucksacks, packages and personal items may be searched before entry. 

  • Wheeled cases, sports equipment and large luggage are not allowed on the British Museum premises.
  • Storage for luggage is available at all major stations, including Euston, King's Cross and Charing Cross.

Yes, the British Museum in London is committed to ensuring accessibility for all visitors.

  • Wheelchair Access: The museum entrance at Montague Place is a step-free access. This is also available throughout the museum, with lifts to assist. 
  • Accessible Toilets
  • British Sign Language Guides
  • Audio Descriptive Guides
  • Carer's go free

Due to health and safety guidelines, there are a small number of restricted items allowed within the Museum.

  • No large items of luggage - bigger than 40cm x 40cm x 50cm and heavier than 8kg)
  • Wheeled cases are not permitted regardless of weight and size.
  • Folding bicycles are not permitted inside the Museum. 
  • Adult scooters, skateboards and musical instruments are not allowed on the premises. 

However, you will be able to retrieve any confiscated items upon leaving, provided there are no legal barriers.

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