Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the world’s largest national public museum attracting an incredible 6 million visitors a year.
Whilst entrance to the museum is free, it is home to one of the finest collections in existence with over 8 million objects spanning two million years of human history, so our dedicated Blue Badge guide will make sure you see all the must-see highlights.
The museum opened to the public on 15th January 1759 following the gift of 71,000 objects bequeathed by Sir Hans Sloane to King George II, for the nation. The original collection included books, manuscripts, coins, medals, prints and drawings and in the early part of the nineteenth century there were a number of high profile acquisitions, including the Rosetta Stone (1802), the Townley collection of classical sculpture (1805), and the Parthenon sculptures (1816).
The Museum has played host to 15 film sets including the more recent ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ (2014) as well as the ‘The Wakefield Cause’ (1921), ‘Day of the Jackal’ (1973), and ‘Blackmail’ (1929) and even had its own tube station for over 30 years until Holborn station opened a few yards away in 1933.
£239.00 per person based on the first two passengers (Travelling in an E-Class)
£30.00 per person for each additional passenger (3-6 passengers travelling in a V-Class)
Start time: 10.00am (departure from your hotel)
Finishes: 1.30pm (return to your hotel)
Duration: approx. 3.5 hours