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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 lot has happened to this museum since I was last here 15 years ago. It's now set out chronologically and has been given a thorough re work. A fantastic place to go to learn more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A lot has happened to this museum since I was last here 15 years ago. It's now set out chronologically and has been given a thorough re work. A fantastic place to go to learn more about the vast history if London. Try to catch one of the free tours that take place each day. I attended one and intended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The more recent years towards the end of the museum were more interesting . The earlier prehistoric bits were good but there was quite a lot of them and you can only appreciate so many arrow and axe heads. However, from Victorian times onwards were very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite museums I've been to, first floor was good but the bottom one blow out my mind. I felt like I'm living in Victorian time, that part is done amazingly. Little movies shown around were also great to see. U should definitelly visit it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Brought back many memories for me esp of the 1970s era. But also great displays and info of a London i never knew about i.e. Prehistoric. Some quiet places to sit and rest and contemplate, a pleasure garden and some interesting little movies. Cafe is good. Dont miss the remaining bits of the London Wall which is just outside and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Found this museum really good, learnt so much about how London started with the Romans coming to settle, bringing in their customs and ways, which we still do today, very well done and informative, we only did the first half, as took so long and only so much one can take in at a time, so we will go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very well presented history of the City of London. Starts out in "pre-London" times and walks the visitor all the way to modern London in easily understandable and interesting exhibits. The different sections are perfect even for younger children as they are compact and yet informative. That being said, I am not sure that kids under 5 will benefit. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Have been here before, and read about prehistory as far as Saxon times. This time, I did the Black Death, the Great Fire of London, and as far as Victorian times. The fact the place is free means you can spend an hour, or whatever, read a bit that interests you, then come back again another time. So, Victorian for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is the best museum i ever visit !! i have visited several museum in London but this museum is the best and the good thing is this museum is free. a must visit when you are in London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I loved walking through London's rich history. Some great artefacts, interesting exhibits and reasonable spacing meant that despite being busy it was a pleasant visit. Personally I think this is a must for anyone visiting (or living) in London!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a very good museum, definitely worth a visit if your up near St. Paul's . So much to see & not nearly as busy as the other main museums of London . The streets of London with the shops etc are so well thought out , you can stand by Selfridges lift see Nelsons ceremonial sword Cromwell's death mask... More 

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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. 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 glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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