My private tour around the British Museum is an opportunity to see some of the world’s most extraordinary treasures and my privilege to show them to you.

It’s a collection of over 8 million artefacts, so please make it easier on yourselves by letting me devise a tour which enables you to see those most influential or most beautiful of objects which contribute to our understanding of the human race. It also allows you to relax and take it all in.

Having introduced you to the building, an impressive sight in itself, we will be ready to take a tour around the world in approximately two and a half hours. We’ll have a short refreshment break at about halfway around before re-commencing.

On our travels, we’ll see amongst many things the magnificent Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles, the finest Assyrian art in the form of a lion hunt and a statue of the mighty Pharaoh Rameses 11.

Alongside the artefacts themselves, you’ll hear about some of the extraordinary people who found and claimed them. Whilst you’ll see objects from the far-flung corners of the world, I certainly won’t neglect the treasure found on these shores, including the astonishing Sutton Hoo finds with its highly skilled craftsmanship in metal or the exquisitely carved Lewis Chessmen.

Arrive 10 minutes before the tour to go through the bag check area.

Effort level, not too demanding, but with some stairs.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

 

Your Private Guide:

Liz Findlay

Liz Findlay

Certified by: Institute of Tourist Guiding

Member of: The British Guild of Tourist Guides

Hello!

I am what is called in England “a rare bird”, a qualified Blue Badge guide for London with a background in Fine Art. It is my pleasure to be able to offer you some tours of this fabulous city and with this background, it will certainly help colour its history, its present times and its many fascinating characters. Alongside this, I have another degree in English Literature. And so, the two combined help me to present a well- rounded and in-depth picture of a place.

My interests are many and varied. I love to tell stories, London has the most amazing number of tales to tell -of kings and queens, across the range of society to criminals and spies. I love architecture. If you have an interest too, it’s a must see as it has a splendid mix of buildings going back to the 12th century, combined with 18th-century elegance to futuristic high rise. I love art, we certainly have a thriving art scene here, as well as some of the world’s best art galleries. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go and explore.