British Museum

This is one of the world’s great museums – the world’s oldest national museum since it opened to the public in 1759.

Your highlights tour starts in the museum’s Great Hall – one of London’s finest public spaces and Europe’s largest covered piazza.

Inside this building is the story of human civilisation. See the Rosetta Stone – the inscriptions that decoded the hieroglyphs – discover the stories behind the greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo, including a fabulous gallery full of mummies. Journey to the classical world to see ancient Greek marbles from the Parthenon temple in Athens, to ancient Assyria to enjoy a frieze depicting royal lion-hunts, and to marvel at giant carvings of winged bulls, then come back to these shores to follow the story of the Romans in Britain.

Complete your tour with a selection of great treasures from the Anglo-Saxon world including the Sutton Hoo longship burial. You could even indulge in a Harry Potter moment as you contemplate the beautiful 12th century Lewis Chess Set.

Private London tours are typically priced from £160 for a half day (up to 4 hours) and from £270 for a full day.

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