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Free British Museum Tour
When: Tue, Thu - Sun
Where: Museum Tavern
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2 hours
Explore the Wonders of the World in our British Museum Tour, the first public national museum in the planet. Founded by King George II in 1753 is one of the world’s largest and most important museums of human history and culture. Gaze upon its Greek Revival architecture while traveling through different time periods and humanity’s milestones.
Discover why the ancient Egyptians believed preserving the body after death was paramount to living well in the afterlife. Understand the deep conflict behind the ownership of the controversial Elgin Marbles. Learn about the Sutton Hoo Helmet, believed to belong to an English King from the 7th century. Admire the Rosetta Stone and discover how it was used as a tool to decipher ancient hieroglyphics.
Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply want to explore one of the country’s most iconic buildings, come and join us in our Free British Museum Tour!
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The Free British Museum Tour runs every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 15:00 from the Museum Tavern (outside main entrance) on the corner of 49 Great Russell St and Museum St, Holborn, London WC1B 3BA.
The Free British Museum Tour ends right at the Easter Island statue or Moai in the Modern Ethnography room.
The Free British Museum Tour lasts around 2 hours.
Yes! As this is England, if we didn’t run the tour on rainy days it would hardly operate at all. However, this tour takes place mostly inside the museum, so the rain should not affect it. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for the guide carrying a Strawberry umbrella.
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 6 people or more on our regular British Museum Tour, so please get in touchhere to enquire about a private tour.
All our tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.
We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 6 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together.
Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.