This is a fantastic 2 hour private tour to fit into your plans while in London. One of British Tours guides will meet you in the Great Court on entering the museum at a time convenient to you.
Here your tour will begin, first in Lord Foster’s Great Hall – where you will see the three ancient scripts on the Rosetta Stone from Egypt, as well as architectural relics from temples and mausoleums in Mesopotamia, Assyria, Greece. You will also hear about the Lion Hunt and see the huge statues of Pharaoh Rameses the Great who had over 70 children.
Museum guides are also available, by British Tours, for other London Museums and Galleries including The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery which can be taken either on their own or incorporated into a private tour of London.
Lord Elgin transported many pieces of the friezes showing the pan-Athenic festival of the ruins of the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Greece to London, and a special hall was constructed so they could be on permanent display to all.
The Enlightenment Gallery shows collections of souvenirs wealthy 18th century British travellers brought home from their journeys, appreciating art and cultures of other civilisations, and wishing to share these treasures with others.
You will learn about preservation of the dead from Egyptian Mummies, or “Ginger”- to the English bog-man.
In England, art objects and valuables were at times of trouble hidden underground for fear of invaders. Recently many such Hoards have been discovered. In the British Galleries you will see ancient Jewellery, weapons, armouries, plates, cutlery – even Roman postcards! Items were imported, brought by immigrants or produced in Britain, giving us an insight into earlier cultures and civilisations of our predecessors of Celtic, Roman, Ango-Saxon, Viking or Norman origin, as well as more recent world-wide migrants from which today’s multi-cultural nation derived.
Harry Potter fans will love the Lewis chess set found on the Scottish island.
Further interest could include the Islamic gallery, European and Chinese porcellain, clocks, medicine or money from around the world.
This tour is suitable for adults and children from 12 years old and for a group of up to ten passengers the total price is £345.
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About British Tours Ltd
British Tours has specialised in privately guided tours by car with expert tour guides since 1958. They offer private tours in and around London, Britain, Paris and France and offer private tours for all size groups in all languages. Their London tour guides are personable men and women from interesting academic and professional backgrounds such as writers, an archaeologist, a former pilot in the RAF, and a detective in the CID. As well as the most popular destinations, they have many special interest themes like England’s Gardens, Legal London, Film Locations and many more. Your tour is flexible – travel at your own time and pace to the places that interest you most with your own expert guide who will collect by car from your London hotel.
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