British Museum VIP Private Access - Alone with the Rosetta Stone

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Location: London
Category: Attractions / Museums
Duration: 165.0 minutes
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Currency: GBP
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights - Experience the British Museum before it opens to the public.
- Unlock the door to the Rosetta Stone & spend alone time with the museum’s treasured Egyptian collection.
- Enjoy fascinating insights from an experienced, expert guide.
- Visit Ancient Greece, Egypt, China and South East Asia in one morning.
Spend some precious alone time with some of the most impressive pieces in the British Museum’s treasured collection on this extra special private access tour. Setting out ahead of the crowds, this tour takes you inside the British Museum before it even opens to the public, allowing you to experience the peaceful space as very few others have before. 

Your tour begins with a brief introduction from your expert guide, who not only holds the key to one of the magnificent rooms inside, but also the key to unlocking the secrets and stories behind some of the museum’s most beautiful curiosities.

Beginning by unlocking the door to Ancient Egypt, you’ll come face to face with the Rosetta Stone and stirring Ramesses II, and spend some uninterrupted time taking in the fascinating stories that surround them.

As the public now begins to trickle in to the building, your tour is on to a still-quiet Ancient Greece and to the Parthenon Marbles and stirring Lely’s Venus. From there you’ll be immersed in the Life, Death and Afterlife of Ancient Egypt, where a mummy of a cat and the Gebelein Man (aka ‘Ginger’) are awaiting your discovery.

Meet the spellbinding Bronze Statue of Tara in China and South East Asia, and learn all about the ornate ceramic tiles of the Ming Dynasty before finally finishing up with the beautifully preserved Hoa Hakananai’a of the iconic Easter Island moai.

This special tour of the British Museum is truly a once-in-a-lifetime way to experience one of the world’s most impressive collections of human history, art and culture.
Commentary English: Guide
Included British Museum before opening
Passionate, Local Guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the British Museum.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

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Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-07-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
September 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 8:45 AM Departure - Sun, Fri (except: 25 Dec 2020)


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.5182416, -0.1257768
Address: Starbucks, 51 Great Russell Street, Holborn, London, WC1B 3BA, GB
Notes: This tour meets in front of Starbucks, 51 Great Russell Street, Holborn, WC1B 3BA, opposite the British Museum gates.
Start Location Notes Starbucks, 51 Great Russell Street, Holborn, London, WC1B 3BA, GB
End Location Address British Museum, Storey's Gate, London, WC1B 3DG, GB
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 51.5194133, -0.1269566
Address: British Museum, Storey's Gate, London, WC1B 3DG, GB
Start Location Notes Starbucks, 51 Great Russell Street, Holborn, London, WC1B 3BA, GB
End Location Address British Museum, Storey's Gate, London, WC1B 3DG, GB


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.


Adult 15-99 years £79.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years £69.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years £0.00 Available on request


Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

Confirmation necessary? No
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