Private British Museum Tour

2 hrs
British Museum
Refundable booking
Private British Museum Tour

With your very own expert historian on your Private British Museum Tour, you will experience the museum in an intimate up close, and fascinating way, like no one else. Understanding, learning, and uncovering the secrets and hidden stories about the most famous objects on display as others wander around aimlessly through the gigantic and often overwhelming display. 

Maximize your time in a museum that boats over 8,000 fascinating objects from the past, as you discuss with your guide the importance of the objects, how we have come to understand them, and the incredible and often unbelievable stories behind them. Your customized private tour will take you to all the highlights the British Museum has to offer while allowing you the chance to pose questions to your guide getting to know them along the way, your time will allow you to focus more on your interest and see some sections in greater detail than others without feeling herded around. 

Opened in 1756 The British Museum is not only older than many counties but contains some of the oldest artifacts on earth, it is easy for even the most avid historian to be overmatured by this wealth of culture on a first or second-time visit, so join your local historian to see the best of this incredible and sometimes controversial collection of human history. From the groundbreaking Rosetta stone*, a tablet that allowed linguists to understand hieroglyphics, to perfectly preserved mummies, your personalized adventure through time is waiting for you.


  • Uncover the incredible stories from over 4000 years ago with an expert by your side
  • Enjoy the Luxury of getting close and personal with the past with private guide
  • See the museum like no other as your historian leads you too he highlights
  • Marvel at objects from Ancient Marbles to Egyptian mummies
  • Uncover the lesser known facts behind the best known objects in the world

Exclusive private Tours and Experiences. Also offered in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

Easy to book and prepay your tours with our secure payment system

Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Take a journey back in time with your LivTours Private British Museum Tour, and experience an educational, enlightening, and entertaining way to get close and personal with the world’s greatest treasures. Kiss goodbye to wandering through the giant collections of great museums and follow your expert as they take you right up and close for the best way to view history. Benefit from an expert’s understanding of mysterious and ancient objects as they share with you their knowledge, ask questions, and customize your tour to ensure you focus on what interests you while discovering new interests. 

Meet your guide just outside the museum in fashionable Bloomsbury (Buckingham Palace was chosen as the original location for the museum before the queen lived there) Follow your guide into a building that is more than just a museum, but is rather a visual walk-through world history, an interactive conversation with the past, from all four corners of the globe. Your expert will guide you on the best route to see the top highlights ensuring you maximize your time as well as covering a comprehensive walk through time, ensuring you ask questions to focus on your favorite century and place in world history. Beginning as a small collection to growing into a national museum this is an unmissable London highlight and there is no better way to understand the past than with the masterful storytelling of a guide by your side. 


  • Enlightenment Gallery
  • Aztec and Mayan collection
  • Easter Island head
  • Sutton Hoo ship burial
  • Roman Britain collection
  • Ancient Egypt & mummies
  • Ancient Rome collection
  • Portland vase
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • Ancient Greece collection
  • Parthenon Marbles
  • Assyrian collection
  • Privately guided experience

  • Please note that due to the size of the museum, it may not be possible to cover every room. Your tour guide will tailor the tour to include key highlights and your personal preferences.

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

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With the one way pick you up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guaranteed stress-free. One way only.
starting from 225 €

  • British Museum tour

    This is a museum where having a guide to help you navigate and explain all that you are seeing makes a huge difference as to how much you enjoy the visit and how much you will remember from the experience. Our LivTour guide, Mary, was an excellent guide, thorough, clear and precise and a lovely person as well. We saw the most important exhibits and learned so much from Mary. Thank you LivTour for this tour and for your wonderful guide, Mary.

    - Becky Jones
  • British museum tour

    Richard was our guide for this tour and he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and a great comunicator -- always very entertaining and never boring. The museum is one of the best in the world but there's alot to see. It's important to have a guide to help you navigate the museum, see as much as possible and learn about what you are seeing in a way that you'll remember. This tour, offered by LivTours, was the perfect way to see the British Museum. I'm sure their other museum tours, in other cities, are just as great!

    - Ellie
  • Excellent tour

    We booked the private tour of the British museum offered by LivTours and were very impressed with the entire experience. Friendly and competent customer service, excellent guide, perfect pace: all contributed to making this a really great tour. After this very positive experience, we will definitely book other tours with this company.

    - Marcus
  • Definitely worth it

    My wife and I were visiting London for the first time and decided to book this guided tour of the British Museum since we knew that the museum is one of the best (and most comprehensive) in the world. We enjoyed every minute of the tour and the time we spent with our excellent guide, Mary. She made history come alive and pointed out details and gave us insights that we wouldn't have known to look for without her. We both felt that the tour was worth every cent -- plus more!

    - Ogden
  • British Museum tour

    My wife and I are museum buffs but we've found, over the years, that it is always best to visit a museum for the first time with a professional guide. We booked LivTours tour of the British Museum and we felt that we received an excellent introduction to this great museum and all that it has to offer. Our guide, Shelly, was wonderful -- very knowledgeable and also a very lovely person. She paced the tour to our possibilities and was always very attentive to our needs and special interests. There wasn't a question she couldn't answer. We will certainly try to book other tours with this company as we were very impressed with this tour and with their guide.

    - Walter P.
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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.