Private tour of the British Museum: World Treasures
Accompany an expert through a vast collection of the world’s greatest cultural monuments
Things to know
Couples, Family, Friends, Seniors
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets required
Type of tour:
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
A free concierge service if you need any advice.
Meeting points: Directly outside The Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell St, Holborn, London WC1B 3BA
What makes this tour special
Enter a fascinating world of mystery: from Vikings, samurai to Egyptian mummies.
Marvel at the Parthenon sculptures: sublime marbles from the Acropolis in Athens.
See the Rosetta Stone: the key which unlocked modern understanding of ancient Egypt.
View the Lewis Chessmen: 12th century, walrus ivory chess pieces from Scandinavia.
Pierce the heart of the Museum’s collection, easily navigating between the dozens of exhibitions.
Take centre stage with your guide.
Navigate the vast exhibitions of The British Museum with an expert private guide. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb some of humankind's greatest archaeological artifacts, and learn of their significance. Relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and civilizations. Mummies, priceless armour, ancient coins to architectural marvels. Hear of their discovery, from the adventures of old British explorers, medieval tomb raiders to spoils of war.
See the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island Moai, the Sutton Hoo, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon marbles, as well as many other remarkable objects. Enjoy an unmissable day of discovery and mystery.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour. Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased. For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide. Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration. To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs. Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).