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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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Open daily 10am - 5:30pm
Great Russell Street, London, England, WC1B 3DG
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The British Museum London Guided Tour - Private Tour
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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 30 minutes
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British Museum Guided Tour

British Museum Guided Tour

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With a collection of at least 8,000,000 objects, and 80,000 on public display, you could spend weeks exploring the British Museum—and still not see it all. Skip the long lines and follow your guide on a whistle-stop tour of the museum’s key highlights: relics of ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and more. After your tour, explore independently for as long as you like.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.46
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Private London British Museum Tour for Kids and Families
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Private London British Museum Tour for Kids and Families

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Pique the kids’ interest in history during a family-friendly tour of the British Museum in London. With a private guide just for your family and friends, you’ll explore collections that span some 6,000 years and learn about the museum highlights through engaging commentary and activities. Fun facts about Ginger the Egyptian mummy, the Sutton Hoo treasure, and the Ramses II statue bring the past to life.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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London Private Layover Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests

London Private Layover Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests

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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 to 10 hours
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$196.40
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Golden Tours London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Golden Tours London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Sightseeing in London? Get around the easy way with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and combine the ease of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel. See Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben from the open-top double-decker bus, then jump off to ride the London Eye, tour the Tower of London or watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. That’s not all: your pass also includes a free Royal London or The Beatles walking tour, a River Thames boat cruise and an optional KidZania entry ticket.
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  • 1 day
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$39.28
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$39.28

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
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$266.09
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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 30 minutes
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7-Day Tour (Nov-Jan) Exploring Best of England and Scotland starting from London

7-Day Tour (Nov-Jan) Exploring Best of England and Scotland starting from London

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See the best of England and Scotland, and leave all the planning to someone else, when you book this comprehensive, 5-day tour package. On the first day, discover London’s top highlights, from the Tower of London and the British Museum to St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Next, venture to academic Cambridge and continue north to York to see its famous Minster. From there, you’ll journey to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Manchester and the Lake District, and will explore Stratford-upon-Avon and Bicester Village. Accommodation, transit, tours, and select meals all included.
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  • 7 days
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$709.85
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$709.85

4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and British Museum (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and British Museum (With Private Guide)

We provide luxury transport with a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide who knows London better than anyone. We offer tours for every occasion to ensure you have a great experience during your stay in London.
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  • 4 hours
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$507.41
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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 7 hours
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$600.32
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$600.32
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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 30 minutes
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Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour
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Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

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This is the London tour program that you desire. Your choices with no hassle and no time wasted and simply for the person who is tired of comparing agency tours only to find you always have to give up one thing for something else. Just pick the highlights you wish to see & visit from the list below and we will create your very private and bespoke dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine Select from places like the Big Ben, London Eye, the British Museum, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and many more. Transportation in the city is no problem at all. We will use our massive public transportation for you. No waiting in long lines - No traffic - More time for fun and frolic. Just ask us.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,061.18
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Exclusive British Museum and National Gallery Private Guided Tour

Exclusive British Museum and National Gallery Private Guided Tour

Discover 2 million years of human history, art and culture at the British Museum! See and learn about the Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles and other rare treasures from all around the globe. Extended options: private transfer and tour of the National Gallery Choose one of our excellent tour options tailored to your needs and interests. Read the description of the options carefully as each option includes a different program 2,5-hour: British Museum This option includes a guided history tour of the British Museum in London. 4-hour: British Museum & Transfers This option includes a 1,5-hour transfer and a 2,5-hour guided history tour of the British Museum in London. 5-hour: British Museum & National Gallery This option includes a guided history tour of the British Museum and the National Gallery in London. 6,5-hour: British Museum, National Gallery & Transfers This option includes a 1,5-hour transfer and a 5-hour guided art tour of the British Museum and the National Gallery in London.
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  • 2 to 7 hours
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British Museum In-Depth Private Guided Tour

British Museum In-Depth Private Guided Tour

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Home to more than 8 million artifacts, navigating the British Museum can feel overwhelming. See the best of the global collection on a private tour that takes you straight to highlights such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Marbles, and Viking treasures. Plus, taking a private tour means you can tailor your itinerary and ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 3 hours
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$188.66
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Private Custom London Tour with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Private Custom London Tour with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Discover the real London with a Local Host, exploring the city on an itinerary totally customised to your interests, needs and wishes! Whether you want to get off the beaten path and discover some quirky local neighbourhoods or tick the famous sights and landmarks off your London bucket list, your Local Host will introduce you to the very best of their city. Discover the best places to see, eat, drink and explore, loved by locals for a totally authentic touch. You'll experience London just as if you were visiting an old friend who lived there, so ditch the guidebook and live like a local for the day!
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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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
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40% summer sale: Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum

40% summer sale: Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum

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Follow in the footsteps of the great archaeologists, relic hunters and explorers who acquired the treasures of the British Museum, and learn about their adventures and the hazards they braved to make their astounding discoveries. You’ll unlock the secrets of the British Museum’s extraordinary collection with a qualified archaeologist, getting to grips with the history of human civilisation, exploring our earliest origins in Africa, to the great empires of Egypt, Assyria, Greece and Rome. Along the way, you'll tour the British Museum's most famous galleries, including Ancient Egypt and Assyria, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Vikings and the Aztecs, discovering world-famous artefacts such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles and the Lewis Chessmen. You'll also have some fun learning to play one of the world's most ancient board games, The Royal Game of Ur, whose rules were deciphered by British Museum scholars, and learn how to write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Private Day Tours in London

Private Day Tours in London

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The day tour will start at 10.00am at Charing Cross Underground station. I’ll start by showing you all the main attractions in London’s famous Westminster through an amazing. We’ll be seeing sights such as; Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, St James’ Palace and Park, Buckingham Palace, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey and the iconic London Eye. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a short brunch break and at a British cuisine. Afterwards I’ll take you to go and explore other famous parts of London including St paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern Gallery, Tower Bridge and London Bridge while teaching you all the hidden tips and tricks of London. you’ll spend this time touring and exploring the best shopping centres, children’s play areas, pubs and party hangouts. Finally, we’ll end the tour at 4.30pm with a café trip where you’ll experience Britain’s classic popular treats and drinks In the end, on this day you'll get a tour guide, teacher, local expert but also a new friend.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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British Museum Highlights Private Guided Tour

British Museum Highlights Private Guided Tour

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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. Alongside your private expert guide, you'll also see mummies, Viking treasures, and even the chess set that inspired a magical version of the game in Harry Potter. This highlights tour will show you the best of the British Museum in an hour. If you'd prefer a more in-depth experience, with more of the hidden gems and secrets that the collection has to offer, check out our 3-hour version of this tour.
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  • 1 hour
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$88.05
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Bike Tour of London Top Attractions with Private Guide

Bike Tour of London Top Attractions with Private Guide

Grab a bike and set off with us on a unique adventure! Be led by a knowledgeable Expert-Guide and explore the best highlights of London traveling by a bike. Enjoy the eco-friendly sightseeing with adjusted tempo and excellent commentary along the way! Choose one of our excellent tour options tailored to your needs and interests: 2-hour: Bike Tour of City’s Centre Highlights Take part in a stress-free Bike Tour and see London Top Attractions as the Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and more. 4-hour: Bike Tour of City’s Centre Highlights & Near Area Join this Bike Tour to see highlights of London City’s Centre and near area as St. Paul’s Cathedral and British Museum. 6-hour: Bike Tour of City’s Centre & further attractions Extend your Bike Tour to see highlights of London City’s Centre, near area and further attractions as the Tower of London, Hyde Park, Marble Arch and more. Take advantage of this exciting bike tour and discover the most interesting sights of London.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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$234.21
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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 30 minutes
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Occult London with a celebrity tour guide (Private tour)

Occult London with a celebrity tour guide (Private tour)

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Join the first dedicated occult tour of London to uncover some of the darker secrets of this historic city. This tour unravels the secret societies and esoteric arts that have been a mysterious and hidden part of life in London for centuries. On foot, discover buildings where secret societies still meet today, and study magical arts at the Temple of the Occult.
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  • 3 hours
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$331.43
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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 30 minutes
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$185.37
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Golden Tours London Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour-24 Hours ticket with Cruise

Golden Tours London Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour-24 Hours ticket with Cruise

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Get the most out of London by combining a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a walking tour, and a Thames River cruise. Your bus ticket is valid for 24 hours, with multiple over the course of three routes, and includes onboard audio commentary in several languages. Choose your walking tour and river cruise departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 day
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$47.87
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit British Museum 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to British Museum costs USD 18.63. Guided British Museum tours start around USD 18.63 per person.