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Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum. Its gigantic permanent collection includes over 8 million historical artifacts, with everything from Egyptian mummies to Roman treasures. Highlights include sculptures from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and the 12th-century Lewis chessmen.

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Great Russell Street, London, England, WC1B 3DG
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to the fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.64
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Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.96
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London Tour Hop On - Hop Off

London Tour Hop On - Hop Off

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.56
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Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum
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Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum

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The British Museum in London houses around eight million artifacts, making it difficult to sift out the must-sees on a first-time or short visit. This small-group tour does the work for you, with a guide to show you around some carefully curated highlights. View important pieces such as the Mummy of Katebet, Lewis Chessmen, and more, as you uncover their significance and history. Entrance to the British Museum is free.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.28
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The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour

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London’s British Museum is home to a staggering collection of 8 million items, some dating as far back as the prehistoric age. Make sure you see the best of this British Museum by taking this private 2 to 2.5-hour tour of the cultural institution. Alongside an engaging tour guide, you’ll visit a curated section of cultural and artistic works that represent the diversity of the museum’s collection: see samurai armor, the Rosetta Stone and 2 million year-old tools. This private tour gives you the chance to customize your itinerary according to your interests.  
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.28
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London Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

London Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.81
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.42
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$194.42
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London Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Walking Tour Pass with free Thames River Cruise

London Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Walking Tour Pass with free Thames River Cruise

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Enjoy a 20% saving with the ultimate sightseeing experience across London – from three amazing perspectives! Join and leave guided walking tour circuits at your leisure, and start discovering London’s best landmarks, including Big Ben, the London Eye and Palace of Westminster! Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your local expert as you explore, and hop-off as you please to take advantage of countless self-guided features in the Vox City app. Hop-on to a City Sightseeing London bus tour when you’re ready, and enjoy panoramic views from the open-top deck. As you venture across London’s bustling city centre, have your camera at the ready as you pass tourist hotspots including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Westminster Abbey. Continue your sightseeing adventure on a City Cruises tour, and enjoy beautiful views of the likes of the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, and much more as you sail across the River Thames.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.22
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Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum

Private Tour: Discovering the British Museum

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Visit the British Museum on this private tour. With your own art historian guide, explore the British Museum, one of the world’s greatest historical treasure troves, as you wish. As British Museum tours go, it’s ideal for getting a personalized perspective on the collections and highlights such as the Parthenon sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.91
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British Museum In-Depth Private Guided Tour

British Museum In-Depth Private Guided Tour

Described as 'the World's Museum', there simply is no other collection on earth as spectacular as that within the walls of the British Museum. With a dazzling swathe of artifacts from throughout the world and its history, your private expert guide will condense the very best it has to offer. Marvel at Ancient Egyptian statues and carvings, as you hear about the geniuses who cracked the code of hieroglyphics, using the famous Rosetta Stone. Then, be blown away by the craftsmanship and detail that the Parthenon Marbles boast, as you discover the contentious history of these masterpieces. Your private expert guide will also show you mummies, Viking treasures, and even the chess set that inspired a magical version of the game in Harry Potter. Alongside these highlights, you'll also get to discover the hidden gems and secrets of this astounding collection as your private expert guide takes you through this in-depth experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.97
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British Museum Private Tour

British Museum Private Tour

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Join us for a personalised tour of this Amazing Museum of 8 million objects! Meet 5500 year old Egyptian mummies, learn the secrets of the Rosetta stone, find hidden treasure from the Persian Empire, hear about England's Anglo-saxon past at the Sutton Hoo Helmet, marvel at the Greek Parthenon sculptures, and even see one of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World! A guide is essential in this museum to navigate the vast collection. I can bring the highlights of the museums collection to life with the stories of their discoveries. Objects seen include: Rosetta Stone, Royal Game of Ur, Egyptian mummies, Oxus Treasure, Cyrus cylinder, Sutton Hoo Helmet, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Assyrian Lion Reliefs, the Parthenon Sculptures, Rameses the Second head.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.88
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Private Guided and Chauffeured Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffeured Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$444.09
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Ideal for art and history buffs, this private tour of London’s National Gallery and British Museum showcases the highlights of each cultural institution. The vast collection of art and artifacts in each museum means it’s difficult to ensure you see the top attractions: with your guide, focus on carefully selected artistic and historical treasures, and see legendary pieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, the Rosetta Stone, and the Mummy of Katebet. Taking a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.50
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Make the most of your time in London with tours of two of its flagship museums: the National Gallery and British Museum. Explore the National Gallery, home to one of the world’s greatest paintings collections, seeing masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’ Plus, let your guide introduce you to some of the must-see ancient and medieval treasures at the British Museum. Both museums are free to enter.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.50
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British Museum Highlights Private Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

British Museum Highlights Private Tour in London including the Rosetta Stone

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Experience culture and art through the ages at London’s exceptional British Museum. In a small-group, accompany an expert on a 2.5-hour tour through some of the museum’s 70 galleries, then enjoy time on your own to explore exhibitions and genuine artifacts like mummies from Ancient Egypt, unique Anglo-Saxon coins and sections of the Athens Acropolis. With millions of items to see, the British Museum offers something for everyone!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.58
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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The British Museum is one of the UK’s largest and most visited museums, chronicling over two million years of human history. Make the most of your visit on this small-group tour, then marvel at London’s historic monuments on a guided walking tour, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.50
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London Literary Private Walking Tour Of Bloomsbury

London Literary Private Walking Tour Of Bloomsbury

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Exploring London’s Bloomsbury district—a haven for influential writers in the 19th and 20th centuries—independently might leave you only skating over its literary credentials. With this private walk, tour the squares and museums with a guide for a more comprehensive look at the area than if exploring alone. Visit the homes of writers such as Charles Dickens, chart the life of Virginia Woolf, and uncover stories and places you might overlook otherwise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.34
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

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History buffs will be delighted by this historical tour of London, including the highlights of the British Museum. Alongside your private guide, witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and see iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Ensure you don’t miss the best of the British Museum on a guided tour of its 8 million-strong collection of artifacts. Private tour ensures undivided attention and the opportunity to customize your itinerary.   
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.50
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Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups

Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups

Travel through the gates of the British Museum and across continents and into aeons of human history with this private tour. The museum is massive: this two and a half hour tour ensures you get the highlights, from the far flung empires of the ground floor to the British artifacts and mummies upstairs. Ask questions, delve deeper, and appreciate this cultural treasure.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.52
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Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

Save time by combining sightseeing with a shopping trip in London. As your private chauffeur drives you around the city's best shopping destinations, such as Knightsbridge and Covent Garden, see top London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy the flexibility of customizing your itinerary according to your preferences and benefit from local insight from your driver.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$502.97
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London: British Museum Family walking Tour
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London: British Museum Family walking Tour

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Explore the British Museum on a tour designed specifically for families with children. You'll discover the museum's wide variety of exhibits in a kid-friendly way with a guide who helps you navigate one of the busiest attractions in London and one of the best museums in the world.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.03
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London: Self-Guided City Experience

London: Self-Guided City Experience

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Let technology lead the way and take a tour when you want with this self-guided tour of London the provides directions and commentary through your Smart Phone and right into your earbuds. Use the system without eating up any Smart Phone data and explore at your own pace while learning about London’s history, heritage, culture, traditions, and landmarks.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.98
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$11.98
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The British Museum - with your own Private Guide

The British Museum - with your own Private Guide

Visiting the British Museum is a must-do on any visit to London, but even better than exploring the vast world-renowned institution alone is exploring it in the company of a private guide. On this private tour, exclusively for your party, your guide will introduce you to the stories behind many of the more than eight million treasures, drawn from across millennia, and unlock the secrets behind some of the most legendary historical artifacts.
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  • 1 hour
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$158.08
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British Museum Guided Tour

British Museum Guided Tour

Discover years of history at the British museum on our Guided Tour. The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million years of works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. With various collections over the years including Ancient Egyptian artefact and mummy's, Japanese artefact the list goes on. So why not come on this historical tour and learn about the history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.26
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What are British Museum hours of operation?
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British Museum hours of operation: Open daily 10am - 5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book British Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since British Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 58 British Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit British Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to British Museum costs USD 5.48. Guided British Museum tours start around USD 5.48 per person. See all 58 British Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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