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Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum. Its gigantic permanent collection includes over 8 million historical artifacts, with everything from Egyptian mummies to Roman treasures. Highlights include sculptures from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and the 12th-century Lewis chessmen.

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Open daily 10am - 5:30pm
Great Russell Street, London, England, WC1B 3DG
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and River Cruise

Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and River Cruise

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.26
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$446.88
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$446.88
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The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

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London’s British Museum is home to a staggering collection of 8 million items, some dating as far back as the prehistoric age. Make sure you see the best of this British Museum by taking this private 2 to 2.5-hour tour of the cultural institution. Alongside an engaging tour guide, you’ll visit a curated section of cultural and artistic works that represent the diversity of the museum’s collection: see samurai armor, the Rosetta Stone and 2 million year-old tools. This private tour gives you the chance to customize your itinerary according to your interests.  
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.71
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London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.23
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$42.23

Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum

Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum

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The British Museum in London houses around eight million artifacts, making it difficult to sift out the must-sees on a first-time or short visit. This small-group tour does the work for you, with a guide to show you around some carefully curated highlights. View important pieces such as the Mummy of Katebet, Lewis Chessmen, and more, as you uncover their significance and history. Entrance to the British Museum is free.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.71
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$391.29
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$391.29
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Ideal for art and history buffs, this private tour of London’s National Gallery and British Museum showcases the highlights of each cultural institution. The vast collection of art and artifacts in each museum means it’s difficult to ensure you see the top attractions: with your guide, focus on carefully selected artistic and historical treasures, and see legendary pieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, the Rosetta Stone, and the Mummy of Katebet. Taking a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.07
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London Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

London Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.09
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Make the most of your time in London with tours of two of its flagship museums: the National Gallery and British Museum. Explore the National Gallery, home to one of the world’s greatest paintings collections, seeing masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’ Plus, let your guide introduce you to some of the must-see ancient and medieval treasures at the British Museum. Both museums are free to enter.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.07
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Private London British Museum Tour for Kids and Families

Private London British Museum Tour for Kids and Families

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Pique the kids’ interest in history during a family-friendly tour of the British Museum in London. With a private guide just for your family and friends, you’ll explore collections that span some 6,000 years and learn about the museum highlights through engaging commentary and activities. Fun facts about Ginger the Egyptian mummy, the Sutton Hoo treasure, and the Ramses II statue bring the past to life.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.74
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Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum

Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum

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Visit the British Museum on this private tour. With your own art historian guide, explore the British Museum, one of the world’s greatest historical treasure troves, as you wish. As British Museum tours go, it’s ideal for getting a personalized perspective on the collections and highlights such as the Parthenon sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.98
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English Culture, Science, Sports, One Week English Language Course in London

English Culture, Science, Sports, One Week English Language Course in London

Our London short term package programs involving science, art, culture, sports, fashion, trade, finance and fun, include 15-hours of active English Training in our language school which received the award for the best language school in London in 2015, and through which we host our students with English host families. In the programs, our students are accompanied for 24 hours, we include a different West End Musical every year; we integrate our students with socio-cultural life of the city. Our program includes visits to the most important attractions of London such as Petticoat Lane, Holborn, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Park, Downing Street No:10, Trafalgar Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, St.Serpentine Lake, Knightsbridge, Harrods, Thames River, London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, London Dungeon and many many more.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$5,234.27
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Photography Tour walking the back streets of London's West End (3 hours)

Photography Tour walking the back streets of London's West End (3 hours)

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Perfect your photographic techniques on a private photography tour of the streets around London’s Theatreland, with an award-winning photographer. Hear tales of spies, celebrities, magicians, and more as you explore Seven Dials, Denmark Street, and even the British Museum, capturing quirky shots in styles from paparazzi to creative. There’s no need to worry about the British weather: Your package comes with a severe weather guarantee.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.34
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London Literary Private Walking Tour Of Bloomsbury

London Literary Private Walking Tour Of Bloomsbury

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Exploring London’s Bloomsbury district—a haven for influential writers in the 19th and 20th centuries—independently might leave you only skating over its literary credentials. With this private walk, tour the squares and museums with a guide for a more comprehensive look at the area than if exploring alone. Visit the homes of writers such as Charles Dickens, chart the life of Virginia Woolf, and uncover stories and places you might overlook otherwise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.61
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London: Self-Guided City Experience

London: Self-Guided City Experience

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Let technology lead the way and take a tour when you want with this self-guided tour of London the provides directions and commentary through your Smart Phone and right into your earbuds. Use the system without eating up any Smart Phone data and explore at your own pace while learning about London’s history, heritage, culture, traditions, and landmarks.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.16
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$12.16
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 British Museum for Kids & Families Semi-Private Tour

British Museum for Kids & Families Semi-Private Tour

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Visiting a museum may seem like a difficult setting to keep children entertained, but this small-group tour is the perfect solution. It’s especially geared towards children, with a kid-friendly, professional guide to lead the way. Save time studying the floor plan and trying to decide what to see, and instead have a guide to shortlist top sites and lead the way. Highlights include an Egyptian mummy, the Rosetta Stone, and lots of treasures.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.77
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Kid-Friendly Small Group London British Museum Tour w Egyptian & Greek Sections

Kid-Friendly Small Group London British Museum Tour w Egyptian & Greek Sections

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Discover the British Museum’s most important artifacts with your family on a 2.5-hour kid-friendly tour. The guided visit is short enough to keep children (and adults) with short attention spans entertained and long enough to get a good look at the museum’s most exciting items. Get up close to a 5400-year-old mummy, see treasure from a buried ship, listen to exciting greek mythology stories, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.42
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

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History buffs will be delighted by this historical tour of London, including the highlights of the British Museum. Alongside your private guide, witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and see iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Ensure you don’t miss the best of the British Museum on a guided tour of its 8 million-strong collection of artifacts. Private tour ensures undivided attention and the opportunity to customize your itinerary.   
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.07
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British Museum Highlights Private Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

British Museum Highlights Private Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

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Experience culture and art through the ages at London’s exceptional British Museum. In a small-group, accompany an expert on a 2.5-hour tour through some of the museum’s 70 galleries, then enjoy time on your own to explore exhibitions and genuine artifacts like mummies from Ancient Egypt, unique Anglo-Saxon coins and sections of the Athens Acropolis. With millions of items to see, the British Museum offers something for everyone!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$242.09
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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The British Museum is one of the UK’s largest and most visited museums, chronicling over two million years of human history. Make the most of your visit on this small-group tour, then marvel at London’s historic monuments on a guided walking tour, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.07
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Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

Save time by combining sightseeing with a shopping trip in London. As your private chauffeur drives you around the city's best shopping destinations, such as Knightsbridge and Covent Garden, see top London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy the flexibility of customizing your itinerary according to your preferences and benefit from local insight from your driver.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$506.12
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Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups

Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups

Travel through the gates of the British Museum and across continents and into aeons of human history with this private tour. The museum is massive: this two and a half hour tour ensures you get the highlights, from the far flung empires of the ground floor to the British artifacts and mummies upstairs. Ask questions, delve deeper, and appreciate this cultural treasure.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.02
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Private Tour of London British Museum for Kids & Families with Egyptian Mummies

Private Tour of London British Museum for Kids & Families with Egyptian Mummies

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Established in 1753, the British Museum boasts one of the world’s great historical collections. Don’t try and see it all. Hit the highlights and make them fun for all the family on this kid-centric tour with themed activities and games. Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt, view some of the greatest artworks of ancient Greece, and admire a medieval treasure hoard. This is a private tour, exclusive to your family.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.74
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What are British Museum hours of operation?
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British Museum hours of operation: Open daily 10am - 5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book British Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since British Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 67 British Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit British Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to British Museum costs USD 5.48. Guided British Museum tours start around USD 5.48 per person. See all 67 British Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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