Private Accessible Guided Tour of the British Museum
Not many museums can legitimately be described as the best museum in the world, but the British Museum is one of them! Enjoy a fascinating private accessible Guided Tour of this treasured London highlight, escorted by your friendly knowledgeable, private Blue Badge guide.
With several millions of historic pieces spread over 1 million square feet, the British Museum is one of the world’s most comprehensive art collections, and it is simply impossible to cover everything in one day. However, on this accessible private guided tour of the museum, we’ve carefully crafted a route that is fully wheelchair accessible and covers all the most significant must-see collections. Your private blue badge guide will share lively commentary as you make your way through the different rooms at a relaxed and enjoyable pace tailored to your accessibility needs.
On this wheelchair friendly British Museum guided tour, you’ll experience countless fascinating pieces including the famous Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial Helmet, the Colossal granite head of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, ancient mummies, the Lewis Chessmen, the Portland Vase and much more. Besides from the ancient artifacts from all over the world, the museum building itself, including breathtaking ceilings and a spectacular glass roof, is a memorable piece of art!
The Private Accessible Guided Tour of the British Museum includes:
– 3 hour private accessible guided tour using wheelchair friendly routes.
– Lively commentary by your private expert, Blue Badge London guide.
– Tour guide familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
– Great photo opportunities and option to stay at the museum after the tour to explore on your own.
– There are loaner wheelchairs available at the museum. Please let us know if you would like us to reserve one for you.
– The Rosetta Stone
– The Elgin Marbles
– The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial Helmet
– The Colossal granite head of Pharaoh Amenhotep III
– Ancient Mummies
– The Lewis Chessmen
– The Portland Vase
– And many more!
The Private Accessible Guided Tour of the British Museum can easily be combined with the Highlights of London Accessible Driving Tour for a full day of of fun in London!
I gave the Accessible Guided Tour of the British Museum a 4 Star Sage Accessibility because it has been carefully crafted using wheelchair accessible routes within the museum. Only Galleries 6 and 33B have steps, and up to 95% of the museum is wheelchair accessible using various elevators.
While the entrance on Great Russel Street has 12 steps and a handrail, there are self-operable lifts on both sides of the steps. The area in front of the museum is flat and smooth (see photos below)
There is also level access at the Montague Place entrance. There is a curb to get up from the street level.
The inner courtyard is covered and the entire building, apart from a couple of rooms can be reached using the elevators. There are accessible restrooms available in the Great Court, the Ford Centre for Young Visitors, the Clore Education Centre and to the north of Room 66.
Tour duration: 3 hours
Cost: £310 for 1-2 people, £340 for 3-4 people, £360 for 5-6 people
* £20 off if booked as part of an accessible London travel package
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meeting time: 10 am or 1 pm
Meeting place: Meet by the information desk in The Great Court.
Number of people on tour: 2 to 4 people depending on wheelchair/mobility scooter size
Entrance tickets: Not needed.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, no refund with less than 4 days notice.
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.
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