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history walk

Treasures of the British Museum

history walk

Treasures of the British Museum

34 reviews
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Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Treasures of the British Museum

history walk

Treasures of the British Museum

34 reviews
COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

"Highly recommend the British Museum tour with Don." "Don’s tour around the museum was exceptional!" "... an amazing tour of the British Museum." Every visitor to London should see the British Museum, but with tens of thousands of objects on display, just where do you start? Discover the gems of the collection, starting with the treasures of the ancient world: mummies from Egypt from before the time of the Pharaohs, the mysterious Rosetta Stone, the all-powerful Rameses the Great, the exquisite carvings of the Assyrians, and the world-famous Parthenon Marbles - 2500 years old and still one of the crowning achievements of Western sculpture. Then there are the stories of treasures found in Britain - from the a gold cape from the Bronze age, and iron age human sacrifice, Roman mosaics and silver, through to the Anglo-Saxons, the world-famous Lewis chessmen and to a priceless gold cup owned by Henry VIII. We'll look at what makes the objects special, their history and the history of the times that they were created, and what each can tell us about life in the past and about the present day.

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Don

I'm one of London’s famous ‘Blue Badge’ Tourist Guides, as well as being the Director of the London Society. The British Museum is one of the greatest in the world, stuffed full of unbelievable artefacts - and I’ve been showing visitors its treasures for the past five years.

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Where you'll be

The tour takes place in the British Museum in the heart of London's Bloomsbury. (Nearest Underground stations are Tottenham Court Road or Holborn)

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Photography is allowed in the Museum, so bring your camera. Wear comfortable shoes. The Museum cloakroom costs £1.50 for bags, coats etc.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Treasures of the British Museum
34 reviews
£20/person
34 reviews
£20/person