The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

pin_dropLocation:London (England)
eventSeason:Thursday, Friday, Saturday
check_circle Availability: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
watch_later Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
people Adult From: $ 28.52 USD
face Child From: $ 21.39 USD

The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

Excursion Overview

Join this 2.5-hour tour where your guide will use the British Museum to help tell the story of why the world is what it is today. Discover divine antiquities like the Holy Thorn Reliquary as well as world renowned treasures such as the Lewis Chessmen. Examine the Rosetta Stone closely and learn why it is the key to unlocking Egyptian hieroglyphics. Immerse yourself within the Parthenon Sculptures and hear stories of ancient Greece.

Tour Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Meet your guide in the afternoon at the steps of the museum. The path you trace will take you from our origins in the wild to the first stirrings of human civilization and the wonders of the Enlightenment. See the Rosetta Stone, a double-headed Aztec serpent, the Lewis chessmen, a mechanical solar system, the Parthenon sculptures, a statue of Ramesses II and the Holy Thorn Reliquary. These are just some of the artifacts you will use to travel through time. Through them explore how the agricultural revolution transformed our world, why people have gods, kings, money and writing, the role of germs, war and empire, and how humans have learned to question everything. 

At the end of the tour you will have seen many of the museum’s highlights and will understand a little better why the world around you is the way it is. The tour will take a short break in the middle, during which you can buy drinks and refreshments and get to know your tour guide and fellow adventurers.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

The British Museum

Departure time


Return Details

Concludes at the British Museum

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