London Galleries and Museums Tours
Let our guide collect you, and take you to visit a combination of London’s great galleries.
British Museum Tour
The British Museum – Highlights Tours
One of the largest English language museum in the world. Founded in 1753, the British Museum is home to one of the world’s great collections of treasures from ancient civilisations and is London’s best loved museum.
Starting in Museum’s Great Hall, the fantastic new space created for the millennium, we set off on a tour of treasures from ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome and Britain. Discover the mysteries of the Rosetta stone – the carved inscriptions that revealed the secret of the hieroglyphs.
We then head upstairs to investigate the secrets of ancient Egypt with a visit to the finest collection of mummies outside Cairo: meet Ginger, a 5000 year old mummy whose body was preserved perfectly in the sand and say hello to Rameses the Great, the Pharaoh who had over 70 children. Discover how a mummy is made. We then visit the classical world of Greece and the fantastic Elgin Marbles, the beautiful sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. We look at the oldest writing in the world, and see the Lewis Chess set which inspired the chess pieces in Harry Potter.
National Gallery – Highlights tour
The National Gallery houses Britain’s greatest art collection – with 2,400 paintings spanning 500 years of European art history including works by Boticelli, Michelangelo, Rubens, Titian, Van Gough, Manet and Monet.
A tour of the gallery’s greatest paintings takes in Van Eyck’s masterful oil The Arnolfini Portrait, with its mysterious symbols. We look at works by the renowned Florentine artist Boticelli as well as Bronzini’s sensual Venus and Cupid, with its messages of love. We discover the secrets behind Holbein’s imposing Ambassadors and the troubled times of the Henry VIII, and then on to Leonardo’s Madonna of the Rocks and the great works of Raphael. We follow the life of Rembrandt in one of the finest collections of paintings by the Dutch master outside Holland, and then look at the great British painters: Constable’s most famous work the Haywain, and recently voted the nation’s favourite painting – Turner’s Fighting Temeraire. We finish our tour with the paintings of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
National Portrait Gallery
Find out more about the people who shaped Britain: meet Henry VIII and discover the fate of each of his six wives. We then visit the court of Queen Elizabeth I, and her favourite men Raleigh and Drake who plundered the Spanish and created England’s first colonies.
We continue with Sir Isaac Newton, the man who discovered gravity, but did you know he invented the cat flap? Then follow the career of Winston Churchill Britain’s illustrious war time Prime Minister. Into the photography section to discuss the lives of John Lennon, the Beatles and Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world wide web.
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