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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the...
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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A Trip Highlight, a MUST SEE!!

We visited the Museum of London in 2014 and were sad that we didn't have enough time, we were actually kicked out at closing!! We will visit again and plan to spend much more time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visit was spoilt by the inadequate lighting of the displays. Why have such interesting items presented in such a poor way? Turn up the lighting, please!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Museum of London in 2014 and were sad that we didn't have enough time, we were actually kicked out at closing!! We will visit again and plan to spend much more time at this museum. The museum chronicles so well the history of London it an absolutely beautiful way. This is a must see on your list... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very good museum, with some great items and displays. The display looking at poverty was very strong in particular. Some other elements, such as the Pleasure Gardens sections, were less successful, but no worse than at many other museums. For those interested in the social history of London and/or love material culture, this is a must. Needs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice museum, some parts were less interesting, but overall we had a great time. I liked the big timeline at the end with the principal dates and the section about the Great Fire. It's pretty interesting to see the evolution of the city population through the years. This one's worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went there for the Sherlock Holmes exhibit, which was a really fun exhibit to see! There was a small fee charged for that. Afterwards, seeing as we had some time to kill, my friend and I decided to walk through the museum itself and we were not disappointed at all! The history of London - from the earliest of times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A wonderful museum showing the history of London from way back to these days. The museums is divided by periods of time, so you can skip to the ones that interest you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As a londoner by birth i found this a very interesting place to visit. My friend (not from london) thoroughly enjoyed the time here too. so much so we plan to go back and see the things we missed...we ran out of time!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I visited with one other adult, but I think this museum would be great for kids. Lots of the exhibits are interactive, and things are clearly explained without too much that is just staring at old objects (not that I don't enjoy that, too). I would say the pre-history area has been less well designed with this in mind, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Perhaps I'm a history geek, but I just had so much fun in this museum. Seeing that I didn't even have to pay for those two delightful hours, I've felt the urge to review this museum. It basically tells the story of London from the pre-historic times to the modern day. The museum is large and well kept. The exhibitions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have heard of the London Museum but I have never been so the first time of my life I went up from St Paul's to the Museum The museum does not have the grand appearance of the more famous museum like the natural history museum in fact it seems to be imbedded in a roundabout. Like a 1960s concert... More 

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