Special early morning tour
An introduction to the British Museum

Tours take place on various dates - please click 'book online' below to see current availability.

Main entrance, Great Russell Street

Tickets £30 per person

Ticket price includes a British Museum souvenir guide book

Advance booking essential


Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Explore the oldest space in the Museum and discover the history of the collection in this special guided tour, before the galleries open to the public. Places are limited to a maximum of 20 to provide a unique visiting experience.

In Room 1 (Enlightenment) and Room 2 (Collecting the world) you will learn how the world was understood by Europeans in the 18th century, tracing the beginning of the British Museum and the development of the extraordinary collection. This provides a wonderful introduction before exploring other galleries in the Museum after the tour.

The tour will begin at 09.00 and will last for 60 minutes. Please come to the Main entrance on Great Russell Street (WC1B 3DG) at 08.50 with your email confirmation.

£30 per person
Price includes a British Museum souvenir guide book

Advance booking essential


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