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History of "The British Museum and National Gallery (Private Tour)"

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  • Accompany an expert through two vast collections of the world’s greatest cultural monuments at the British Museum and the National Gallery

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  • * Take centre stage with your guide and enter a fascinating world of mystery: from **Vikings** to **Egyptian mummies**. * Marvel at the **Parthenon sculptures**: sublime marbles from the Acropolis in Athens. * See the **Rosetta Stone**: the key which unlocked modern understanding of ancient Egypt. * Learn of Jan Van Eyck’s seminal use of light to show depth in the ‘**Arnolfini portrait**’. * Decipher the anamorphic skull in **Hans Holbein’s** ‘**The Ambassadors**’. * Contemplate the famous ‘**Sunflowers**’ by **Van Gogh** and his leading use of yellow.
  • Navigate the vast exhibitions of The British Museum with an expert in the field. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts, and learn of their significance. Relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and civilisations. Mummies, priceless armour, ancient coins to architectural marvels. Hear of their discovery, from the adventures of old British explorers, medieval tomb raiders to spoils of war.
  • See the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island Moai, the Sutton Hoo, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon marbles, as well as many other remarkable objects as part of an unmissable day of discovery and mystery.
  • Go across to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and wonder at the myriad of masterpieces on display. With the help of your guide, you will delve beyond the superficial and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden meaning and mystique in some of the world’s most significant pieces of art. With over 2300 paintings ranging over 7 centuries and works from some of the most prolific artists, including Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Holbein, the National Gallery will not fail to ignite your imagination.
  • * Take centre stage with your guide and enter a fascinating world of mystery: from **Vikings** to **Egyptian mummies**.
  • * Marvel at the **Parthenon sculptures**: sublime marbles from the Acropolis in Athens.
  • * See the **Rosetta Stone**: the key which unlocked modern understanding of ancient Egypt.
  • * Learn of Jan Van Eyck’s seminal use of light to show depth in the ‘**Arnolfini portrait**’.
  • * Decipher the anamorphic skull in **Hans Holbein’s** ‘**The Ambassadors**’.
  • * Contemplate the famous ‘**Sunflowers**’ by **Van Gogh** and his leading use of yellow.
  • Navigate the vast exhibitions of The British Museum with an expert in the field. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts, and learn of their significance. Relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and civilisations. Mummies, priceless armour, ancient coins to architectural marvels. Hear of their discovery, from the adventures of old British explorers, medieval tomb raiders to spoils of war.
  • See the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island Moai, the Sutton Hoo, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon marbles, as well as many other remarkable objects as part of an unmissable day of discovery and mystery.
  • Go across to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and wonder at the myriad of masterpieces on display. With the help of your guide, you will delve beyond the superficial and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden meaning and mystique in some of the world’s most significant pieces of art. With over 2300 paintings ranging over 7 centuries and works from some of the most prolific artists, including Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Holbein, the National Gallery will not fail to ignite your imagination.
Cancellation Notes
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund