ROSETTA STONE AND THE CRACKING OF THE HIEROGLYPHICS
Discover the treasures of The British Museum with your own private guide to steer you to the highlights and put them into their historic and artistic context.
With a collection spanning five continents and several millennia, the British Museum is truly a world-class museum. Over 6 million objects celebrating world culture can make the British Museum a little overwhelming for first time visitors, but
with your own private guide you can be sure you will see and understand the highlights of this fascinating collection.
The Parthenon Marbles have inspired generations of artists and visitors. Your guide will tell you about the background to their creation, the stories they depict and why they are some of the most controversial objects in the Museum. Find out about the elaborate process of mummification in Ancient Egypt and discover how the secrets of the Rosetta Stone were unlocked.
Explore the exquisite findings from England's 7th century Sutton Hoo ship burial and enjoy early strip cartoons in the Assyrian galleries. There's even something to delight Harry Potter fans!
The stunning Great Court provides a wonderful central space, flooded
with natural light - a great place to start and end your personal
guided tour, and a great refreshment stop.
Afterwards, you may like to explore the surrounding area with its lovely Georgian
Squares and the fascinating area of Bloomsbury, with its many literary associations.