On this tour, The British Museum is used to tell one of the greatest stories that we're all a part of...
How humans went from living in small, nomadic bands to creating great, complex civilisations that dominate the world.
Go on an epic adventure as you find out how we went from our existence as hunter-gatherers in wild Africa to crowding into bustling cities all over the world.
"The British Museum is MASSIVE and overwhelming, and often very busy. I recommend this tour because it shows you a nice selection of artifacts, while tying them all together with the story of human civilisation. It's much better than just wandering around and reading plaques."
"The guide, Rossa, is extremely knowledgeable! He really makes the museum come alive and gives you all the details you just cannot get from the signposted boards at the exhibits. He really connects the items to explain how certain ideas evolved throughout human history! Remarkable tour, can only recommend!" - Recent TripAdvisor review
BRITISH MUSEUM TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
The Rosetta Stone
Assyrian lion hunt reliefs
The Lewis Chessmen
Double-headed Aztec serpent
Colossal statue of Ramesses II
Holy Thorn Reliquary
Sutton Hoo Helmet
Mechanical model of the solar system
Easter Island moai
Explore some of the deepest questions in world history. Why did our ancestors end their nomadic ways and settle as farmers? Why do gods, kings and nations exist? What drove humans to create the concepts of writing and money? These are just some of the questions we will try to answer.
As the tour wraps up, you will have seen many of the British Museum’s most-loved objects and hopefully understand a little better how we made our world.
BOOK YOUR SPOT
Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
Price: £20 online, £15 for children aged 6 to 15 years, £45 for a family ticket (two adults and two children)
*Please note that Jess does not run this tour, it's operated by our trusted tour partner Undiscovered London
HOW TO FIND YOUR TOUR GUIDE
Look for the Undiscovered London orange umbrellas by the King Edward entrance on Montague Place (NOT Montague Street), at the back of the museum. This is the north entrance, with the stone lions on either side of the doorway.
Please arrive ten minutes before the tour starts, to allow time to pass through the bag check area.
The closest tube station is Tottenham Court Road.
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