The British Museum Tour

The British Museum has one of the most important collections of historical artefacts anywhere in the world. Famously it can be visited for free, but, with over 8 million objects it can be hard to know where to start and easy to get lost among the labyrinth of galleries and civilisations.

Let our British Museum Tour guide you through some of the museum’s most famous and fascinating collections while we tell the story of the cultures and characters that produced them, and see how they shaped who we are today. This is the greatest story of them all, the story of us, Homo Sapiens.

On our 2.5 hour tour will talk about how and why we started; farming, counting, writing, worshipping, warring, keeping time, playing and investigating. We’ll pass through; Stone Age America, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Assyria, Greece, Persia, China, the Holy Roman Empire, Saxon England, Viking Scotland, Mesoamerica, and the European Enlightenment. This is a tour not to be missed.

Rosetta Stone British Museum What’s Included on British Museum Tour:

  • The Museum Story
  • Clovis Spear
  • Ain Ghazal Figurines
  • The Standard of Ur
  • Sumerian Writing Tablet
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • The Parthenon Marbles
  • Chinese Cowrie Shell Currency
  • Holy Roman Mechanical Galleon
  • Sutton Hoo Saxon Helmet
  • Hinton Saint Mary Roman Christ
  • Persian Cyrus Cylinder
  • Olmec Ball Game Belt
  • The Enlightenment
Tour information

Reservations: Click here to reserve.

WHERE: At the Rear Entrance to the Museum, the King Edward Entrance on Montague Place WC1E 7JW. (Please note this is not the main entrance). Your guide will be waiting outside the entrance by the Lion statue. (map)

British Museum Meeting Point


Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When: View our full tour calendar.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for any budget.

Save even more money with a London tourist discount card. Be sure to check out our other tours in London.