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Official British Museum Early Access Tour: An introduction to China

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Dive into the rich history of China during this early access private tour at the British Museum. Follow your guide around the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia and see artifacts as old as 5,000 years ranging from porcelain to handscrolls to armor. Touring the gallery outside of regular hours means you can avoid crowds and make the most of your time at the British Museum.
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    What to Expect
    Visit: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England

    In the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia (Room 33), you will gain an insight into the development of Chinese civilisation, from 5000 BC to the present day. This beautifully refurbished space was re-opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2017. From exquisite Ming dynasty blue and white porcelain to delicate painted handscrolls and magnificent Tang dynasty tomb figures, this introductory tour will give you a deep appreciation for some of the British Museum's most magnificent objects.
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    Departure Point
    The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    1h
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We decided to visit here to pass some time but really liked it and saw some amazing exhibitions! Lovely relaxed, organised museum with informative staff :) no interactivity so kids may not enjoy the exhibits currently on show.
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    A wide collection of artefacts in the British Museum which is well preserved. Learn about a wide variety of civilisation and cultures. One of the most interesting places to visit in the UK for history lovers. I would spend hours there.
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    Fantastic. Hate crowds so delighted to have a The Rosetta Stone and The Parthenon Marbles to myself on a late night visit. Shouldn’t say how wonderful it was, as I want to go again soon , without everyone else and their mates there!
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    Need more time to appreciate this attraction. You could spend all day in here it is an amazing place.
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    Every time I come, one place I don’t forget BM. Something new each visit, so I have visit section wise to give more time to it. This time I saw the ancient Egypt and it was amazing, fascinating and I was spellbound.
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    By: The British Museum
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    wherethelocalsgo
    London, United Kingdom
    349
    Must visit museum amongst the many
    Out of the museums you have to discover in London this has the best History. Do not miss out on the Egyptian room
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    W7519ZVvictoriah
    20
    Fascinating place
    The main floor is such a lovely space.I absolutely loved seeing the Egyptian artifacts up close. I could have
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    Ian C
    London, United Kingdom
    2615968
    So much to see...
    I am lucky that, living in London I can dip in and out of the Museum as there so much to see, including new
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    davetheh
    London, United Kingdom
    10321
    Great museum - go take a look.
    Wonderful museum, great place to see all the stuff the British have ‘acquired’ from around the world over the
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    jessicalS9631LH
    Seattle, Washington
    163
    Amazing!
    One of my favorite museums around! I could spend an entire day here. They quickly usher everyone out at closing so
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    WestSussexOAP
    West Sussex
    209
    Always something new to see
    We never have long enough here and keep going back. Catering is excellent and really nice gift shop.
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    I9977OAjulier
    Pontesbury, United Kingdom
    101
    Well worth a visit
    We decided to visit here to pass some time but really liked it and saw some amazing exhibitions! Lovely relaxed,
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    Barrie L
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    343
    fantastic place
    one of the best museums in the city well worth a visit, be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to see and do
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    Paul Anthony O
    112
    Decided to meet up with family in the restaurant on the third floor
    We decided to meet up with 4 of my wife's cousin who we hadn't seen for over 10 yeas and the British museum was a
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    harriedmomMontreal
    Montreal, Canada
    5613
    Never disappoints
    This was my second time at the British Museum, and I intend to go back this week since the special exhibitions are
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    Daniel S
    14549
    Choose your exhibits
    You could spend days there as there is so much information artifacts and pieces of history. Lots to see and read
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    Paul S
    Essex
    489
    The most authorative museum in the world.
    This museum is the model for the Museums of the World with the widest spead of departments, and is the go to start
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    VytautasK
    London, United Kingdom
    51
    Intetesting
    Interesting and free. Almost perfect. Just coffee is very expensive there. Must visit place when going to London
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    bettyrevel
    London, United Kingdom
    30
    World history
    I have been there 5 times and I want to go again. This place is the world history, everyone must visit it.
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    Asharah123
    51
    What a superb place - and the best attraction catering in London!
    The museum itself is incredible. The architecture, exhibits and interpretation all superb. And so spacious it
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