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Museum of London

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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through...

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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Best London museum

This is a great museum to get a flavour of London's history. Very absorbing and easy to navigate. I love it

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great museum to get a flavour of London's history. Very absorbing and easy to navigate. I love it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was great to hear about the history of London. I missed this museum on my first trip so was glad to visit on this particular holiday. Really cool exhibits.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly let me clarify that the CONTENT of this exhibition cannot be faulted. It is interesting and engaging and the whole party enjoyed this aspect of our visit. However, I feel that the layout and running of this exhibition leaves a lot to be desired. Firstly, far too many people are let in at once. You literally cannot move. Not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the museum to see the Black Museum exhibits. I thought it was very well done with items covering most parts of police work from the beginning to present day cases. Having quite a developed morbid curiosity it was most interesting to me. Obviously it is only a small part of the actual items at The Black Museum but worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went specifically for the current Crime Uncovered which we enjoyed. Coupled with the wider museum which focuses across many parts of londons history and expansion served for an interesting afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

here prohibited to take photo just prepare your paper and remember your trip. the traveler is not too much but it is not too less as Museum in Samut Prakarn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably not getting the number of visitors it deserves, and with no admission charge, I would put this museum top priority for a visit. Well laid out galleries take you on a time travel experience of London from pre-historic times to the present day. As a bonus there is a special exhibition of the 2012 Olympic flame, which is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2nd visit here and could have spent much longer. A really interesting place and makes you realise how much London has changed!! Worth a visit and is less busy than many of London's more celebrated museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited this Museum many times as a Londoner and it's fabulous and free for general entry. This time though we went for the Met Police Crime Museum exhibition, adult tickets circa £16 gift aided. It was really well curated, interesting without being sensationalist. It's odd to feel a miserable form of nostalgia over infamous crimes, especially the terrorism exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

London has a long and varied history going back hundreds of years and you can find most of what you are looking for at this museum which as a born Londoner having visited many times over the years and for special exhibitions can highly recommend. The museum is modern and suitable for adults and a lot for the children to... More 

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