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Free British Museum Tour

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When: Tue, Thu - Sun

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Where: Museum Tavern

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Language: English & Spanish

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Time: 15:00

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Duration: 2 hours

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Price: Free

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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British Museum Tour Highlights

  • Visit a place that keeps more than seven million objects from all continents, across 194 designated rooms for display!
  • Witness the 2.5mts and 7tons statue of Ramses II, and learn why the British made the effort to transport it from the west bank of the Nile to London.
  • Navigate through the Aztec Rooms and learn why human sacrifice was a pillar of their belief system.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Museum Tavern

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Free British Museum Tour Features

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Starting Point

Starting Point: Museum Tavern, outside main entrance

FAQ

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.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility with your own guide you can book this as a private tour for just £135.

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.

Please leave your details below to enquire

Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.

Price Free

Meeting Point: Museum Tavern

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Price: Free

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