Guided tour of the British Museum

The British Museum is the most visited museum in the United Kingdom and one of the most important in the world. Accompanied by an expert in art and history you will know the most valuable works of the museum without getting lost in its countless rooms.

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Guided tour of the British museum

One of the great attractions of London It is its quantity of museums. The British capital hosts a good number of exhibitions, galleries and libraries of the highest order. These make the city one of the world centers of culture.

The British Museum It is located in the city of London, it is one of the most important and visited museums in the world. Among its many deliveries we can appreciate different themes of the studies that human beings have been able to achieve and dominate.

Custody of more than eight million objects from all continents, many of them are stored for study and restoration or stored for lack of space to display them.

It has the largest reading room in the british library, that until the year 1973 was also part of the museum. The same happened with the Museum of Natural History from London, which changed its headquarters in the year 1963.

History of the British museum

The museum was created from the 80.000 articles from the private collection of Sir hans Sloane, who was a very recognized doctor and naturalist. This doctor left stipulated in his will that all the items in his collection would go to the British State. He had books, manuscripts and other very interesting things.

The British government acquired this collection for the symbolic price of 20.000 pounds, an amount that was obtained through a public lottery organized by the British parliament, as shown in its founding act of the 7 of January of 1753.

Initially, their main heritage was documents and books, then they began to receive a wide variety of ancient objects and from that moment until today all they have done is expand their high number of objects.

What makes the British museum famous?

Placing itself in the third position in the list of most visited museums worldwide, its incredible fame for the large number of objects, attractions and the stories behind them lie.

During the guided tour you can see more than seven million objects from all continents, from prehistoric antiquities to different types of coins and medals from various periods.

One of the main attractions of the museum is the impressive Rosetta Stone, thanks to which the Egyptian hieroglyphs have been translated. You will discover its history and the secrets it has helped to decipher.

Why do this tour?

In the company of an expert in art and history you will know the most valuable works of the museum without getting lost in its innumerable rooms. The guided tour is excellent for those who want to know more details of the most important and important collections of the museum. The tour is done in very small groups, which allows the guide to adapt to the needs of its participants.

Important information

  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Languages: The tour is done exclusively in Spanish.
  • Includes: Castilian-speaking guide expert in art and history, small groups, free admission to the British Museum and discount up to 20% on the official price.
  • When to reserve: reservations are allowed until the day before (London time) as long as there are seats.
  • Cancellation: Free! Cancel without charges until 48 hours before the activity. If you cancel with less time or do not show up, no refund will be offered.


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