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The British Museum Tour: The Ideas That Made Our World

5_Lapith fighting Centaur

We will use the British Museum to tell you one of the greatest stories there is: how we, humans, went from living in nomadic bands to building interconnected civilisations that dominate the planet.

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  • 9_Lewis Chessmen
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  • 11_Orrery
  • 10_Smoking Mirror
We will explore some of the deepest questions in world history. Why did our nomadic ancestors settle down and become farmers? Why do we have gods, kings and nations? What drove us to invent writing and money? How have war and germs shaped our lives? These are just some of the questions we will try to answer.
By the end of the tour you will have encountered many of the British Museum’s best-loved objects and, we hope, understand a little better how we made our world.
How To Find Us: We’ll be waiting with our orange umbrellas by the King Edward entrance on Montague Place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 14:00. This is the entrance at the north of the museum, with stone lions on either side of the doorway. Please arrive ten minutes before the tour starts, to allow time to pass through the bag check area. 1. The closest tube station is Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central lines). 2. After exiting the tube (there are several exits), walk up Tottenham Court Road (the Dominion Theatre should be on your right). 3. Turn right onto Great Russell Street and continue until you see the British Museum ahead of you. Next turn left on Bloomsbury Street and then right onto Montague Place (where you will see the King Edward Entrance). 4. Next turn left on Bloomsbury Street and then right onto Montague Place (where you will see the King Edward Entrance). This is the north entrance of the museum, with the lion statues. 5. We’ll be by the bag check area with our orange umbrellas and a smile. If you are looking for an alternative route to the British Museum, Russell Square tube station (Piccadilly Line) is a short walk away. Let me know if you need anything from my side and I will come back to you as soon as possible.
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  • Duration: 2.5 - 3 hour(s)
  • Available: Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Photo service / English-speaking guide
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  • 14:00 Check-in
  • 14:00 Meets by the King Edward entrance on Montague Place at the back of the Museum
    The British Museum Tour meets by the King Edward entrance on Montague Place (at the back of the British Museum) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 14:00. Please arrive ten minutes before the tour starts, to allow time to pass through the bag check area.
  • 16:30-17:00 Check-out
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    • There will be an English speaking guide for this activity.
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Language English
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hour(s)
Availability Thu, Fri, Sat
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