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Museum of London

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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...more
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150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Museum of London contains countless artifacts found in and around The London area, many of which were discovered when excavating the city’s modern skyscrapers and other building projects. The exhibits do a wonderful job of explaining the history and context of the countless items....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This attraction is free, and like so many other free attractions in London also very worth doing! My favourite exhibit in the museum was Queen Victoria's mourning gown (near the entrance). There were many interesting exhibits, my favourite being the Victorian street (complete with replica...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nestled amongst the Barbican complex, itself an epitome of the Brutalist architectural style of Britain in general and London specifically during the 1950's sits the Museum of London, an assortment of collections once divided amongst the various historical sites in the City from the Guildhall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out for all the family. So much to take in . You could be here all day . We didn’t get time to see it all as we only ther for three hours....we had thought this would be well enough time but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not our first visit to this museum but we still enjoyed it. There is plenty for all to see, the fire of London was particularly interesting. Would recommend and will return.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been a Londoner my whole life and can’t believe I’ve never been here! This is such an interesting place to learn about London, past and present. There are some videos to look at on the way round and it didn’t feel busy at all....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really a jewel (underrated) in the crown of the London museum set. I hadn’t been in a few years, which I regret. Such an amazing tribute to the world’s greatest city. If you haven’t been, GO! It really is a fantastic history, anthropology and antiquities...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well put together museum illustrating the development of central London and its trials and tribulations through the decades. There must surely be something in here to attract the interest of every visitor. There are still displays, some films and some interactive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Museum of London at the Barbican with my adult son on a weekday in January having never been here before. We travelled to the Museum by train using the underground station at Barbican and from here it is a short and straightforward...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place to visit in central London without breaking the bank. Lovely display of the history of London as it developed. I particularly enjoyed the film about the fire of London. If you want to understand the history of this city it is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren'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
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.
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.