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What to expect

The British Museum houses one of the finest collections of treasures in the world. There are millions of objects to discover, some of which are over 1000 years old. For generations, the British Museum has attracted visitors from around the world thanks to its many attractions such as its stunning galleries and its spectacular Great Court. The journey is instantaneous: for example, while strolling through the Egyptian galleries, every visitor is instantly transported to the Valley of the Kings. Admission is free - but most people don't know how to approach such a vast place. That's why a guided tour allows you to get to the essentials and discover the highlights, leaving with stars in your eyes.

With over eight million works, the British Museum is simply one of the largest cultural institutions in the world. The ancient Egyptian mummies, the cabinets filled with stunning jewels of grandeur, extraordinary friezes from the Parthenon in Athens, and the Rosetta Stone - the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs - are just a few of the sumptuous treasures. The upper gallery is dedicated to treasures from around the world.

The collections of the British Museum bear witness to the heyday of the British monarchy. Opened in the 1850s, the British Museum housed the first English collection not owned by the Crown or the Church, but considered the property of the nation and accessible to all. The setting, in the vast building in Bloomsbury, is impressive. It was designed by the eminent architect Norman Foster, in the spirit of a grand, ultra-modern courtyard.

Admission to the permanent exhibitions remains free for all, but the scope of the collections tends to overwhelm visitors. To avoid being overwhelmed, why not be guided? Expert guides lead you to the most important treasures and allow you to make the most of your visit to the British Museum. After the tour, we recommend grabbing a coffee in the Great Court, in order to further appreciate some of the greatest works that mankind has produced.