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A Fascinating Tour of the British Museum

museum visit

A Fascinating Tour of the British Museum

1 review
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
museum visit

A Fascinating Tour of the British Museum

museum visit

A Fascinating Tour of the British Museum

1 review
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll take a relaxed walking tour through a million years of human history, in one of the most renowned museums in the world, seeing beautiful and important objects and learning much about their history. We'll start by looking at some of the earliest human artefacts, connecting us today with our ancient past, from different parts of the world. Then we move to the cradle of civilisation in the Middle East and Egypt, the beginning of money, and writing, exploring some incredible objects and treasures and their fascinating history. We'll then discover the blossomings of civilisations in ancient China and ancient Greece, and how politics, philosophy and science started to develop, before leading into the Roman Empire and the enormous influence that had on the Western world. Then we'll explore the beginnings of modern society over the last 1000 years in different places around the world, seeing beautiful and fascinating objects at every turn. Some of the highlights of the tour are: the Rosetta Stone, the Egyptian mummy rooms, the Parthenon marbles, the Sutton Hoo burial, the Standard of Ur, and many more. Depending on the day, we'll head out to a lovely English pub for a well-deserved drink and bite to eat. This is optional, and not included in the tour price or itinerary - I just like pubs and socialising!

Your host

Ed

Ed

I have a Masters degree in History and Art History from Edinburgh University, and at the start of 2018 started my own tour guiding company giving regular tours all around London's fascinating districts, galleries and museums. I have always loved interacting with people and travelled widely after university, meeting people from all over the world, and living in China, Italy, Spain and Germany at different times. Along with good people skills, I offer a great depth of historical context to the places we will visit, along with many funny and quirky tales from London's history.

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Where you'll be

The museum is enormous and can be overwhelming, so I have condensed my years of enjoying the gallery down to 3 hours of concise, fascinating history, exploring both the famous monuments, but also the lesser known treasures that you would otherwise perhaps miss. My expertise is explaining clearly and simply how and why the beautiful objects we will see fit into history, why they are important, and why they can fill you with awe and wonder.

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Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests aged 2 and up can attend.
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A Fascinating Tour of the British Museum
1 review
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1 review
From €25/person