British Museum Tour for Kids

Discover the museum's many treasures from antiquity
From US$521 privately
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2 hours
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British Museum
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  • British Museum for kids tour led by an archaeologist or anthropologist
  • Includes hands-on, interactive activities for children
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Tour Description
This two-hour tour of the British Museum will stimulate children’s imagination as they explore mummies, Parthenon marbles, Roman mosaics, and other antiquities that represent fascinating civilizations from the past. Our archaeologists, trained in visual thinking strategies, will offer an interactive look at the ancient world and its traditions, religions, and people. Families on this tour will get to pick a civilization and trace their history, learning more about their day-to-day lives, and applying what they learn to our world today.

Please note: All museum exhibits are subject to closure at short notice. Your expert will be able to explain any closures to you at the start of the tour and refocus the tour on the available exhibits if necessary.

Located in the beautiful Bloomsbury neighborhood, the British Museum holds one of the richest and most eclectic public art collections in the world. From the Rosetta Stone, to the lion hunt, to the king's palace at Nineveh, the museum is packed full of artwork that can enhance your family's understanding of the ancient world. Our walk begins just outside the museum, where we'll learn how it was founded and how the passion for collecting is still at the core of this incredible institution today. From here we'll go inside and, using fun educational tools, pick a theme or a particular civilization and follow its development throughout time. We may, for instance, focus on the development of scripture from cuneiform to hieroglyphic to our modern alphabet. We'll also make sure to include a visit to the Egyptian mummies and the Parthenon marbles and, depending on the children’s interests, may also focus on the development of civilization in England.

Note: In order to plan the best possible experience for your children, it would be helpful for us to know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food? The more you can tell us, the better.


Where are we meeting our guide?
Once you book your tour we'll send you all details regarding where to meet your guide and how to get there.

Do we need tickets to go inside the British Museum?
No, the museum is free to the public, however donations are appreciated. There are donation boxes at all main entrances to the gallery.

Is this tour good for kids?
Absolutely yes! This tour was designed by our museum educators and guides to be fun and interactive. Feel free to provide us with information about your children such as favorite school subjects, and hobbies. This way we can match you with the best possible guide.

Is this walk accessible to wheelchair users?
Yes, the gallery is fully accessible.

There are 8 in my group but your website won't allow me to include more than 7 participants. Can't you make an exception?
No, unfortunately, due to venue reservation restrictions, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 7 people. If your group is larger, we recommend you split into multiple groups.

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Sean was passionate and excite to teach out kids. Our children were engaged the entire 3 hours. Looking forward to our next trip to London where we can have Sean walk us through round 2 of the British Museum. Thank you Sean!
It was great! Lawrence was super knowledgeable. Talked very fast but that’s okay with us! The tour went an hour longer than planned - again fine for us because we didn’t have anything right after but could be an issue for some of they’ve got a packed day. Overall it was an amazing tour.
Sean was amazing - so tuned in to what my 8 and 5 yr old would find interesting and also adapted as they grew more tired. My 8 yr old said this was thr best tour he has ever been on!

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