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Museum of London

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England (City of London)
44 0 20 7001 9844
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As featured in London for free
Ranked #72 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London, see how the city... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a top class Museum and I would say a "must" for new visitors. It gives a history of London from earliest times and covers all sorts of interesting and little known areas. As well as the permanent exhibition, which opens up the past and helps to explain the present, there are special exhibitions, such as the recent Cheapside... More

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having grown up in Hertfordshire and visited London regularly to go to all the sights when I was little, (I'm now 44!) I was surprised to discover The Museum of London, which is an extremely interesting and informative and free museum, very user friendly in that it's visual with not too much writing. But until the 27th April they have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Cheapside Hoard on 15 April 2014. There are so many people with magnifying glasses that it is difficult get close to the glass cabinets to see the items, many of which are very small. It is sad that the museum charges a non refunded £1 for lockers, as you are not permitted to take coats and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not everyone finds the Museum of London, it's a bit off the beaten track even though its only 10 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral. It sits above a traffic roundabout at the west end of London Wall and in the shadow of the Barbican, that rather forbidding Sixties monument to concrete - which all sounds a bit foreboding, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not sure why but this museum left me a little disengaged. Attempting to tell the story of a city like London without getting side tracked into world history is always a tough ask and they have done a decent job of giving some idea of the development of the city to it's present state. I did struggle to find some... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This fabulous museum captures the full scope of western history as it took place in London. I spent 5 hours here and was sad to leave when the museum closed. It gives you a fantastic understanding of how religion, politics, science, technology, art, and even sport have evolved not just in London, but in the world at large. The exhibits... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely trip with friends thoroughly enjoyed ourselves . Exhibition of the Cheapside horde was beautiful,well worth the money, shame about the non refundable locker charge though. Biggest shock was the price of a cuppa £2.80 !!! ,take your own food if you can and enjoy this wonderful museumto the full ,its a great resource and full of so... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy history then this place is Brilliant !! Great care has clearly been applied to the Permanent exhibits which delightfully delineate the history of London from Pre-History ( sabre-toothed tiger and bear skulls, stone-age artefacts) through Roman, Anglo-Saxon ( many items surprisingly hauled from the Thames as well as excavated) and century by century to Present Day. Amongst... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We visited the Museum for the Cheapside Hoard. Exhibits were beautiful also the paintings. What a pity that the details on the signs were placed so low down - at a child's level and as it was dark in there could hardly be read. Loved the Roja Dove perfume . Amazing the quality of the exhibits considering they were made... More

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Angmering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We had visited The Shard earlier in the afternoon and didn't arrive until an hour before closing which really didn't give enough time to do it justice but we were impressed with what we saw and will return and spend more time there. Easily reached from St Paul's underground or Barbican and we took in St Paul's as well. Good... More

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