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Museum of London

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
+44 20 7001 9844
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Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed under Romans and Saxons, wonder at medieval London and examine the tumultuous years when London was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire. Then venture into the Galleries of Modern London where you can walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated pleasure gardens and marvel at the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach. Free entry. Open Monday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm. Closed 24-26 December.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
City of London
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"prehistoric times"
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"victorian street"
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"london wall"
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"london's history"
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"olympic cauldron"
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"chronological order"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to understand how the paths of history led to produce the London which we see and know today. The several galleries trace London's history and development from Neanderthal time right through to the 1970s. Quite amazing the amount of exhibits...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see what London has been from the start, come to the Museum of London. Yet another FREE museum, it has exhibits from when London was a river crossing to the modern day and beyond. And if any city has long and...More

1  Thank Howard B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this little advertised museum but chance. What a find. A complete timeline of London. Information well displayed and lots of things to see. What we thought would take us an hour or so ended with us staying for well over 4 hours. Friendly...More

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on 15th May, 2018 and there were a lot of school children in the museum - that is a good thing. My visit was ruined by running, screaming and yelling children with no one - least of all the teachers and partents -...More

1  Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you wanted to knows about London from prehistory through Roman occupation up to current time. A very fascinating and interesting displays of events and wonderful presentations of artifacts and reproductions of historical settings. You do end up spending more time there than you think....More

2  Thank Della G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I find many museums monotonous but for a number of reasons this one stands above the majority. Everything is well laid out and described, the staff are not merely 'present' but they actively and pleasantly engage with visitors and help you to get the most...More

2  Thank Mike340
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum needs visiting more than once [as do most museums of any size] but as its free, that shouldn't be a problem. There are free folding lightweight chairs available. Get one if you can. There are free minitours. Go on them but take the...More

1  Thank Rhagnar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit, the first being 10 years or so ago. Exhibition about Votes for Women, the Fatberg and the Victorian street scene especially enjoyable. Strange museum to access (skirting round housing?) and leave, bit of a maze, no signage to get out to street...More

1  Thank Rolfies
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Needs more than one visit. Layout well thought out. Exhibit presentation clear and informative. Staff helpful.

1  Thank Visenta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated close to the Barbican station, this is a great museum to find out about the history of London (and the Brits). And it is free.

2  Thank Oddbjørn S
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Jana P
2 April 2018|
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Response from dalton1skiing | Reviewed this property |
Obviously if you stopped for lunch, had little kids or it was a busy day there, you could be there all day. Also depends if you were to read all exhibits in detail. It was busy when we visited with several groups of school... More
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Ellen B
27 February 2018|
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Response from hrtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I'd budget at least 2-3 hours. There's quite a bit to see, so it's time well spent.
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juliettemaclaren68
3 February 2018|
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Response from MrWil_low | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is still a section of the main exhibition that covers the fire, including the Edwardian son et lumiere model. However, the pay-to-view special exhibition that ran last year has since closed.
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